Materials & Techniques

Supplementary Pile

Pile added to a fabric using yarns separate from and thus supplementary to the ground fabric, but added during the process of forming 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.