Illustrated Architecture Dictionary


Fluttering ribbon and bellflowers

A long, narrow strip of fabric, used esp. for tying something or for decoration
Twisted ribbon - An ornamental motif of thin, continuous bands arranged in a rectilinear fashion, and represented as if the bands were three dimensional.

Fluttering ribbon

Bow knot ribbon

Ribbonwork - Ornament in the form of long trailing ribbons, common in Elizabethan and Jacobean times.

Used in Neoclassicism

See also: Ribbon/band windows ..... Festoon/garland ..... Fasces ..... Strapwork ..... Ribbon-back chair

Examples from Buffalo: Examples outside of Buffalo:

Photos and their arrangement 2006 Chuck LaChiusa
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