These are Mapuche influenced designs woven with a supplementary warp. I wove it as one long piece on my backstrap loom and cut it up to make small zippered coin purses. They are posed in the photo against baskets made from paja toquilla which I bought in Ecuador. This is the same straw that is used to make the Panama hats.
Here they are on the loom...
I learned this weaving technique in Huancayo, Peru and more recently in Salsaca in Ecuador where it is used to make the typical belt.
Here I am making a large piece with the Salasaca designs to use as as the cover for the journal where I document the technique and weaving process.
I blogged today about learning to weave this in Salasaca if you would like to learn more.
you are a weaving machine, they look great! Deb
You just blow me away!
My inkle warp is about where it was last fall...although there is hope, I am traveling again Monday!
Wow. just beautiful. Useful and beautiful. I am constantly looking for projects that can become useful. This is a real winner.