Woven scales
I have an exhibition Ebba in Kuressaare and as I was posting photos to FB about the items exhibited, I noticed that people started asking about textiles with felted scales: How it is made? So here is a movie Marilyn Piirsalu made years ago. The felt scales are woven in and during washing the sharp edges get rounded.

sinine/blue from marilyn on Vimeo.

The textiles with wooden scales are also made with the same weaving technique.