In many cultures (e.g., Native Americans) sashes, bands and straps are created using a technique called fingerweaving. No loom is involved in the process. Rather, threads can be arranged on a stick or bar, or knotted to a stationary object at one end. The rest of the threads hang freely. The artisan braids the threads which alternate as warp and weft. Interesting and unique designs are created by the order in which the threads are set up and how they are interlaced.

The simplest weave is called a diagonal weave, as it creates a series of parallel lines running down the length of the cloth at a diagonal and is typically woven from one edge to the other.