A tucked-in selvedge, also known as a self-edge or selvage, refers to the tightly woven edge of fabric that runs along both sides of the material. It is created during the weaving process using a special tuck-in mechanism on some shuttle-less looms.
The use of such edge finishing technique has become popular due to its durability, high-quality construction, and unique appearance. Tucked-in selvedge, in particular, is valued for its clean and finished look. It is often used in high-end textile products as a sign of quality and craftsmanship. Additionally, the tightly woven edge prevents the fabric from unraveling, allowing for a cleaner and more consistent fade over time.