Complementary warp technique
Complementary warp technique (urdimbre complementaria): This technique produces a double-faced fabric in which the pattern is the same on both sides, but the colors are opposite. Patterns are produced by picking up warp threads from the bottom layer to create a motif, at the same time dropping their corresponding warp threads from the top so that the same motif appears on the opposite side in the opposing color. This technique, which is both logical and versatile, is the most encountered in traditional-style weaving today.
Jakira: Sometimes called “intermesh,” this technique produces a very sturdy, thick fabric. It is used only for belts, and is practiced in the high regions around Pisac, such as Patambamba and Chuhuaytire.
Pata pallay: Sometimes called pebble weave. It is also used for weaving belts and straps, but it can also be incorporated as a pattern stripe in a wider fabric. Pata pallay has typically been found in Piturmaca and the Urubamba cordillera.