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Oblique or Openface Weaving

The oblique, or openface,finger weaving style does not use one or two weft strands to move through a warp as in the lightning, chevron, arrowhead, and diagonal designs. The oblique instead pulls several weft strands through the warp simultaneously on each row woven. The oblique, or open face, weaving is easily recognizable if you look closely.

Wool yarn and silver luster glass beads, 2019. Held in private collection.