Though the finished effect resembles a woven cloth, the term “plaited “ is used as opposed to “woven”. In fabric making, the warp is stretched on a frame and remain stable, with the weft as the moving element. In plaiting, both parts are moving together, as in making a hair braid. This technique has much structural plasticity, so a lot of forms are possible.
Like weaving, plaited patterns are created according to the interlacing pattern ( plain, twill, herringbone), coloured materials provide another dimension.


  • Title: Biaxial Plaited hat with pattern
  • Date Created: 1991
  • Location Created: Philippines
  • Physical Dimensions: 340mm dia x 115mm H
  • Provenance: Donated by Barbara Park, 2016
  • Type: Hat

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