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strapwork

or strap-work

[strap-wurk]
noun Architecture.
  1. a type of ornamentation imitating pierced and interlaced straps or bands, usually forming a geometric pattern.
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Examples from the Web for strapwork

Historical Examples of strapwork

  • Just a little patch of strapwork in the middle of the waste.

    Mushroom Town

    Oliver Onions

  • The jewel is bordered by strapwork à jour of opaque blue and white enamel set with table diamonds and rubies.

    Jewellery

    H. Clifford Smith,

  • We find acanthus ornament in wood and in metal, the strapwork of the Tudor carver on wood and on silver.

  • On the entablature, enriched with medallions and strapwork, is a frame supported by boys and containing the da Silva arms.

    Portuguese Architecture

    Walter Crum Watson

  • Most elaborate of all is the barrel vault, where each coffer is filled with round or square panels surrounded with strapwork.

    Portuguese Architecture

    Walter Crum Watson