Sinuous abstract lines that have knots or bows characterize a ribbon element. This is not to be confused with Swag 2, a swag that incorporates a more structured ribbon motif along the rim of a vessel.

Stylistic Genre:

The genre for this stylistic element depends on a combination of decorative technique, color, and element.

Cataloging Example for Depicted Sherd:


Stylistic Genre
 Handpainted Blue
Interior/Exterior Location Decorative Technique Color Stylistic Element Motif
Exterior Body Painted, under free hand Purple-Blue, Intense Medium Ribbon Individual A