Materials & Techniques

Supplementary-Weft Patterning

Patterning created as the fabric is woven, using supplementary-weft yarns in alternation with the ground.

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): 140-143.