Image features a square weaving with a grid of stepped motifs in soft shades of browns, tans, pinks, and blues. Scroll down to read the blog about this object.
James Bassler, Thread by Thread
Author: Elena Phipps In celebration of the third annual New York Textile Month, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month of September. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination...
A Four-Selvedged Cloth
The idea of completeness was central to Andean design thinking. This simple, small piece is a four-selvedged cloth, with all edges intact. Structurally, it integrates two woven planes, one red and one white, in a double-cloth structure. The red ground is a simple plain weave, where yarns go over and under in a regular interlacement....