Mat Weaving: Towards the Möbius Band

Eva Knoll, Wendy Landry and Tara Taylor
Proceedings of Bridges 2013: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2013)
Pages 579–586 Workshop Papers


Traditional mat weaving, as practiced in several regions of Southeast Asia, presents the potential for mathematical exploration that can lead to the creation of plaited forms with interesting mathematical properties. This paper and its accompanying workshop introduce some of the possibilities that the writers have discovered and related mathematical properties and constraints.