Definitions for "Openwork"
Anything so constructed or manufactured (in needlework, carpentry, metal work, etc.) as to show openings through its substance; work that is perforated or pierced.
A pierced design through which light can pass.
General term for the decorative technique of cutting variously shaped holes through the body of a piece of silver, furniture or ceramics to form a pattern. See pierced decoration, lace work and reticulated
Keywords:  quarry, cut
A quarry; an open cut.
Keywords:  weaver, contines, weft, warps, plain
Also called weft-wrapping. This technique is used to create rows of holes on a plain weave cloth (for example, see DU 3727.) To make the holes, the weaver wraps sets of warps together with a weft thread, and then contines weaving as usual.