Diagonal Weaving

The most basic weave, which is extensively used by the Stó:lō, is simply diagonal weaving (or checkerboard). Diagonal weaving is used in the creation of mats and for finishing the sides of baskets. Diagonal weaving requires the use of the same material for the weft and the warp. The basic pattern of this weave is to alternate between passing the weft behind the warp and in front of the warp across the entire item being woven, turning the weave back and down a row once the edge is reached.


(51.9 KB)A section of diagonal weaving in a large basket.
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