The scrollwork we most often see today in fancy metal engraving has its roots all the way back in ancient Greek art. These patterns continued to be popular in Medieval middle ages, where they graced the pages of books (or “illuminated manuscripts”). From the 1600s forward, you can see the patterns appear again in Baroque and Rococo crafts and textiles.
This type of scrollwork is based on plants. Looking closely, you can see the shapes of leaves and flowers unfurling inside the intricate curls. We want to capture these historical patterns in our elegant scrollwork guitar strap!