What is woven?

  • (adj): Made or constructed by interlacing threads or strips of material or other elements into a whole.
    Example: "Woven fabrics"; "woven baskets"; "the incidents woven into the story"; "folk songs woven into a symphony"


Woven fabric is a cloth formed by weaving. It only stretches diagonally on the bias directions (between the warp and weft directions), unless the threads are elastic. Woven cloth usually frays at the edges, unless measures are taken to counter this, such as the use of pinking shears or hemming.

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Swiss Made - Other Products - "Essential Manufacturing Process" - Swiss Scarves
... For a woven scarf to be considered a product of Swiss origin because of a particular coating it has received in Switzerland which stiffened the fabric (a ... eyes of the customer, the quality of the woven fabric is such an important characteristic of the product that fabric can only be indicated as being of Swiss origin if it was actually ...
Suaire De St-Josse
... in the Musée du Louvre, is a rich silk samite saddle cloth that was woven in northeastern Iran, some time before 961, when Abu Mansur Bakhtegin, the "camel-prince ... This fragmentary textile with elephants woven into the design is the only known surviving example of a silk textile produced in Eastern Iran, in the royal workshops of the Samanid dynasty, probably at ... The "prince" referred to in the woven Kufic inscription, though decipherable in more than one way, is most likely to refer to the general and emir Bukhtegin, active in the service of 'Abd al-Malik I, the Samanid ...
... Coutil (or Coutille) is woven cloth created specifically for making corsets ... It is woven tightly to inhibit penetration of the corset's bones and resist stretching ... It is common for coutil to have a herringbone texture, or a similar woven texture ...
Meshing - Types of Mesh
... A metal mesh can be woven, knitted, welded, expanded, photo-chemically etched or electroformed (screen filter) from steel or other metals ... In clothing, a mesh is often defined as a loosely woven or knitted fabric that has a large number of closely spaced holes, frequently used for modern sports jerseys and other clothing ... Fiberglass mesh is a neatly woven, crisscross pattern of fiberglass thread that is used to create new products such as tape and filters ...
Characteristics of Bhutanese Arts
... Elegant yet strong woven bamboo baskets, mats, hats, and quivers find both functional and decorative usage ... in producing handicrafts is considerable and can involve as much as two years for some woven textiles ... modern dyes, and yarns - Bhutan must be one of the few places where hand-woven polyester garments can be bought ...

Famous quotes containing the word woven:

    One memorable addition to the old mythology is due to this era,—the Christian fable. With what pains, and tears, and blood these centuries have woven this and added it to the mythology of mankind! The new Prometheus. With what miraculous consent, and patience, and persistency has this mythus been stamped on the memory of the race! It would seem as if it were in the progress of our mythology to dethrone Jehovah, and crown Christ in his stead.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    However, our fates at least are social. Our courses do not diverge; but as the web of destiny is woven it is fulled, and we are cast more and more into the centre. Men naturally, though feebly, seek this alliance, and their actions faintly foretell it.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Each morning the day lies like a fresh shirt on our bed; this incomparably fine, incomparably tightly woven tissue of pure prediction fits us perfectly. The happiness of the next twenty-four hours depends on our ability, on waking, to pick it up.
    Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)