Subject Description


Decorative art

OCM Identifier


Subject Description

Types of artifacts decorated and not decorated; decorative techniques (e.g., carving, engraving, painting, inlay, embroidery); use of color and relief; designs and patterns (e.g., naturalistic, geometric); decorative symbols and their meanings; elaborated styles; associated beliefs and practices; specialists; etc.

This term was used until 1997. To search for information on this subject in materials indexed after 1996, use "Visual Arts" (5311).


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