Materials & Techniques

Eccentric Weft

A weft that deviates from the horizontal and from the normal right-angled relation to the warp. It is commonly used in tapestry weave to produce diagonal designs.

Excerpt from

Irene Emery, The Primary Structures of Fabrics (Washington D.C.: The Textile Museum, 1966, 2009): 83, 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.