Twining

(Glossary Term)

A weaving technique in which pairs of warps or wefts are twisted around wefts or warps respectively. In Indonesia, this is commonly encountered at the edges of textiles, where pairs of wefts have been twined around warps to finish the edge. The weaver crosses a pair of wefts above and below the warp, twists them to reverse their positions, then crosses them over the next warp. This can be done simply to strengthen an edge, but it is also possible to make decorative designs using elaborations of the twining technique. (Two) A weaving technique in which pairs of warps or wefts are twisted around wefts or warps respectively. In Indonesia, this is commonly encountered at the edges of textiles, where pairs of wefts have been twined around warps to finish the edge. The weaver crosses a pair of wefts above and below the warp, twists them to reverse their positions, then crosses them over the next warp. This can be done simply to strengthen an edge, but it is also possible to make decorative designs using elaborations of the twining technique.

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