Interlace means the depiction of intertwined bands, i.e. an ornament that consists of crossed ribbons (and furthermore contains no animal or cf. vegetal elements). In illumination, interlace was used as decoration for initials, in frames, as line filler, on so-called carpet pages, and with freely placed symbols (such as cross or circle). A distinction is made between stripe-shaped ornaments (such as braid or weave) and comprehensive, area-covering ornaments (such as matting or lattice work).