Materials & Techniques

Dovetail Join

A join formed when discontinuous elements from adjacent areas turn back alternately around the element of the opposite set that is their common boundary.

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): 80.