An accessory use to hold back drapery panels.
Usually matching a set of finials, a holdback is often used in the place of a tieback.
(drapery) A decorative rigid form of tie back, these are usually made of metal, brass or iron, and can have many different decorative fittings to the ends. They often match the curtain rod ends. They are attached to the wall at the side of the curtains. The curtain fabric is basically drawn back and placed behind the hold back to keep it in place. It appears to be more formal than most forms of tiebacks.
Installed near the window-frame edge. Holds the curtain back to allow more light to enter the room. Holdbacks are usually made of metal, wood, or glass and are available in many different shapes.
Used to "hold back" drapery panels to the sides of the window and may also be used as scarf holders at the top of the frame.