As Tauband is referred to in the architecture of a profile strip, which is provided with spiral or wavy pattern according to the structure of a dew or knits. Sometimes it is also referred to as a dew stick .
Around the year 1180, the Danish stonemason Horder lined the Romanesque style baptismal font with dew ribbons, whereby the motif and technique of basket weaving may have served as a model. Dew bands also appear on portal frames etc.
Dew sticks are very common in half-timbered buildings in Lower Saxony in the 16th and 17th centuries. During this time the houses were also provided with ship throats , also in combination with dew tapes. Both forms of decoration replaced the windboards of the Middle Ages, which were used to cover the overhangs typical of the half-timbered house.
Supporting documents and footnotes
- Not to be confused with the shepherd's staff of the same name worn by church dignitaries, which was named after the Greek letter Tau because of its T-shaped headboard. See the large art dictionary by PW Hartmann