Strapwork meaning

străpwûrk
Decorative work, popular in northern Europe in the 1500s and the early 1600s, consisting of interlacing straplike bands, often used in low relief on ceilings, screens, and panels.
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(art, historical) A stylized representation of strips or bands of curling leather parchment or metal cut into elaborate shapes, with piercings and often interwoven.
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