[ strap-wurk ]
/ ˈstræpˌwɜrk /
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a type of ornamentation imitating pierced and interlaced straps or bands, usually forming a geometric pattern.
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How to use strapwork in a sentence
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
Some use may also be made of interlaced strap-work designs, either worked with gouges, or a small fillet.Bookbinding, and the Care of Books|Douglas Cockerell
In each corner is a quarter circle of vellum, pierced and richly gilded in a pattern of strap-work and floral sprays.
The medallion is enclosed in a richly designed broad border of strap-work, enriched with dots and arabesques, all in gold.
Breast ornament, gold open strap work and floral filigree, the lower part an oval pendant, set with table diamonds.The Industrial Arts in Spain|Juan F. Riao
British Dictionary definitions for strapwork
architect decorative work resembling interlacing straps
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