Longhouse - Cooking Area

Twilled Weaving

The method of weaving used in the production of the large mountain goat hair blankets is a twilled weave. This method involves the manipulation of the warp strands that are crossed by the weft in the weaving process. Typically, a twilled weave will use an over-two/under-two approach. The weft is then turned around at the edge and continues in the other direction. This is a very simple alteration to the basic weave, but changes the feel of the final product, as there are fewer junctions between the warp and weft. The resulting blanket has a looser weave, which makes it softer than a blanket that would be made using the diagonal weave.

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(100.5 KB)A twilled weaving in a ceremonial blanket.
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