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With the twining method the compositional logic consists in simply passing the weft fibers through the warp, which forms the frame of the artifact, in different directions according to the project design, alternating them under and over the warp.

This technique is featured in country and workbaskets, fishing creels, special bottle covers and other pieces of furniture. 

  • Plain weave. This consists in passing a weaver first under and then over the warp fiber.
  • Double weave (pairing). This consists in passing two weavers under and over the warp fiber.
  • Plaiting with two weavers. The two weavers are twisted one over the other so that they alternately pass one over and one under the warp fiber.
  • Plaiting with three weavers. Consists in weaving three weft fibers. Two pass under two consecutive warp fibers and over one. The third passes alternately under and over the warp fiber.
  • Diagonal plaiting with multiple weavers. Using as many weft fibers as there are warp fibers, each one departs from the base of the artifact and passes under and over the warp in a diagonal direction.
  • Diagonal lattice weave. A variant on the previous technique. The fibers are woven with the “diagonal” technique creating a lattice without covering the warp.

Mat weaves. The warp alternately crosses the fibers forming a basic “checkerboard” structure that can create various decorative compositions. Mats, various types of chair-caning, bags, baskets and silos (cylindrical containers) are made using this method.


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