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    abstract designs?



    I seem to remember that there is a term for those abstract engraved designs such as on the door above, but I could be mistaken. Can somebody enlighten?
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    Re: abstract designs?

    Do you mean a general term for the technique, or the actual shapes themselves?

    The technique of having raised designs is referred to as 'relief', and in the case of this door, 'high relief'. I can't put a specific name to the patterns. There's also a technical name for the carvings which escapes me at the moment.

    Edit: I may have been thinking of 'fretwork', which is carving with negative spaces removed from the design. There isn't any fretwork on this particular door.
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    Re: abstract designs?

    I think I was referring to any abstract decorations on wood similar to the picture. It may have been one of those words, but I really can't remember. Anyhow, those will do! Thank you.
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