1. In architecture the frieze is the decorative section of a wall, between the top of any wall panel or mouldings and the ceiling or cornice/crown mouldings.

2. It also describes any decorative panels and wallpaper borders that are specifically designed to be fitted into the frieze area.

As wide borders, textile or paper friezes come printed or woven and in many different widths; most commonly as 10m rolls, but the most exclusive are commissioned by the metre. In formal and traditional decoration these are used to define and embellish.

3. Also an old, heavy, woollen fabric used for coats, from the Friesian communities across northern Europe and mostly Holland.



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