Basketweave (weaving)

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This article is about textile weaving. For other uses, see Basketweave.
Structure of basketweave fabric

Basketweave or Panama weave[1] is a simple type of textile weave.

In basketweave, groups of warp and weft threads are interlaced so that they form a simple criss-cross pattern. Each group of weft threads crosses an equal number of warp threads by going over one group, then under the next, and so on. The next group of weft threads goes under the warp threads that its neighbor went over, and vice versa.

Basketweave can be identified by its checkerboard-like appearance made of two or more threads in each group.

Monkscloth is an example of a basketweave fabric.

Panama weave (2)[2]

airy, porous, light- to midweight woollen fabric with a fine, grainy surface accentuated by the use of a Panana weave. Is commonly soft to the touch. Used for men's suits and ladies' dresses and suits. The name of the fabric is given by the weave, and also by the surface of the Panama straw hat, which has its origins in South America.


  1. ^ Panama Weave at
  2. ^ "Online Textile Dictionary". Retrieved 30 January 2013.