WARP AND WEFT

Native American Art - - TEXTILES -

Warp threads are the ver­ti­cal threads that are held sta­tion­ary on the loom. It must be made from a strong and tightly spun ma­te­rial so it can with­stand the high ten­sion of the weav­ing process. Weft threads, some­times known as woof, are hor­i­zon­tal and larger than warp threads. They are wo­ven over and un­der the warp threads, which are com­pletely cov­ered dur­ing the weav­ing process. A well-wo­ven tex­tile will have a weft count that re­mains con­sis­tent through­out the piece.

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