Materials & Techniques


On a loom, the warp is the set of yarns stretched in place before the actual weaving process can begin. In a finished fabric, the warp is the longitudinal set of elements.

Excerpt from

Ann Rowe, “Glossary,” in Weaving and Dyeing in Highland Ecuador, edited by Ann Rowe, Laura Miller and Lynn Meisch (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007): 289-295.