Plain Weave: the most basic of three fundamental types of textile weaves. It is strong and hard-wearing, used for fashion and furnishing fabrics. Some examples of fabric with plain weave are chiffon, organza, and taffeta. In plain weave, the warp and weft are aligned so they form a simple criss-cross pattern. Each weft thread crosses the warp threads by going over one, then under the next, and so on. The next weft thread goes under the warp threads that its neighbor went over, and vice versa.
Plain weaves are also available in a Matte (basket) variety. Matt weaves are a variation of plain weave in which two or more threads are bundled and then woven as one in the warp or weft, or both.