Materials & Techniques

Interlooping

A fabric structure in which loops of single continuous element are drawn through other loops already formed by the same element. Knitting and crochet are two major types of interloping. Interlooping is not found in pre-Spanish Peruvian textiles.

Excerpt from

Irene Emery, The Primary Structures of Fabrics (Washington D.C.: The Textile Museum, 1966, 2009): 39, cited in 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.