Materials & Techniques


Decorated with the addition of discontinuous supplementary-weft yarn alternating with the ground weft yarns during the weaving of a fabric. The discontinuous supplementary-weft yarns each pass back and forth in their own pattern area, and are not carried from one pattern area to another.

Excerpt from

Ann Rowe, “Technical Glossary for Textiles,” In_Andean Art at Dumbarton Oaks_, edited by Elizabeth Hill Boone (Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 1996): 467-469, from Irene Emery,The Primary Structures of Fabrics (Washington D.C.: The Textile Museum, 1966, 2009): 171-172.