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or strap-work

[strap-wurk] /ˈstræpˌwɜrk/
noun, Architecture.
a type of ornamentation imitating pierced and interlaced straps or bands, usually forming a geometric pattern. Unabridged
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  • The letters may be decorated and tied up with a floral spray, strap work or a combination of several motifs.

  • The strap work, applied in ribbon, is broken by cross stitches in couples, which take away from the severity of the lines.

    Art in Needlework Lewis F. Day
British Dictionary definitions for strap work

strap work

(architect) decorative work resembling interlacing straps
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