Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Plain weave

Plain weave is a simpler and more widely-used technique for making cloth. It involves alternately lifting the odd and even warp threads for each successive weft shot to create a simple crisscross pattern. Weaving was invented in the Andes around three-thousand years ago.

Animation by Pablo Vergara and Carole Sinclaire / 2.23 min. / 2010