What is interlace?

interlace meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A decorative design in a medieval manuscript or early printed book composed of an intricate pattern of intertwined vines, snakes, animal or human limbs, or purely abstract lines, sometimes in the form of a complex knot. Click here to see an interlace Vere Dignum monogram in an 11th-century Ottonian sacramentary (Getty Museum, MS Ludwig V 2) and here to see a zoomorphic example on a lavishly decorated page from the Lindisfarne Gospels (British Library). Interlaced designs were also used on hand-tooled leather bindings, as in this example from the 16th century, done in Grolier style. Interlace is also a hallmark of Islamic decorative arts, including calligraphy. See also: strapwork and white-vine.


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