Jaspe – when warp is weft, sort of

This is a ps to the piece on Jaspe Dyers, which I must have worked on too late at night. I DO know that warp is vertical and weft is horizontal.

BUT, when a jaspe cloth is made into a woman’s corte (skirt), the cloth runs sideways, around her. That means that the warp is running around her, making it look horizontal, and the weft runs from her hem to her waist, making it look vertical.

Jaspe cloth on the loom, with jaspe in both warp and weft. The warp will run around the woman, the weft up and down. Takes a little head-twisting to make sense of it.
Jaspe cloth on the loom, with jaspe in both warp and weft. The warp will run around the woman, the weft up and down. Takes a little head-twisting to make sense of it.
The women's cortes (skirts) are all jaspe cloth. In this case the jaspe is weft faced, so you only see the designs  running vertically (which would have been horizontally on the loom).
The women’s cortes (skirts) are all jaspe cloth. In this case the jaspe is weft faced, so you only see the designs running vertically (which would have been horizontal on the loom).

Sorry for the confusion, for those who know the difference.

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