- 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
Just a little patch of strapwork in the middle of the waste.Mushroom Town
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.Chats on Old Sheffield Plate
On the entablature, enriched with medallions and strapwork, is a frame supported by boys and containing the da Silva arms.
Most elaborate of all is the barrel vault, where each coffer is filled with round or square panels surrounded with strapwork.