Warp-Faced Weave

(Glossary Term)

A weave in which the warp predominates on the surface of the textile. This is the default result on a loom that lacks a reed, in which (all other things being equal) the warps tend to be closely packed together. Warp-faced weaves, often decorated with warp ikat and warp patterning, predominate in the eastern parts of the Indonesian archipelago and Borneo.

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