David W. Fraser is a Research Associate at The Textile Museum in Washington and a Consulting Scholar at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania.
His innovative ply-split braiding has been exhibited in prominent juried venues. He is a Juried Member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. His previous books include A Guide to Weft Twining and Related Structures with Interacting Wefts (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989) and, with Barbara G. Fraser, Mantles of Merit: Chin Textiles from Myanmar, India and Bangladesh (River Books, 2005).
He is a medical epidemiologist and former President of Swarthmore College. He and Barbara Fraser live in Yardley, Pennsylvania.

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