Materials & Techniques

Warp-Patterned Weave

A weave in which designs are formed by the warp. Usually the warp is more closely set than the weft in such cases. A great variety of such weaves are found in Peruvian textiles.

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.