Unit 4

Gauze and reticular weave

The gauze weave is a loom weaving technique in which the warp threads are crossed over to achieve openwork structures that are usually very lightweight. The crossed over warp threads are fixed in place by interlacing them
with the weft threads. In contrast, reticular weave is a mesh created by the spacing of
paired warps knotted with spaced wefts. This reticule serves as a medium for various embroidery techniques and is unique among pre-Columbian Andean peoples.