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DECORATIVE TECHNIQUE - Humanities

Field label
DECORATIVE TECHNIQUE
Field mnemonic
DT
Field name
  • Decorative Technique
  • Technique décorative
Field definition
This field indicates the process used to apply a non-functional decoration to the object.
Heading
DESCRIPTIVE FIELDS
Comments
NOTE: This field has NOT been updated as part of the May 2010 Data Dictionary update. Priority for the Data Dictionary update was given to those fields that are required or strongly recommended for Artefacts Canada contribution. The Entry Rules for this field will be updated at a later date. This field was added to Artefacts Canada in 2009 as a result of a recommendation by the CHIN Standards Working Groups.
Entry rules
Enter user defined keywords to describe the method of application of embellishments. Attributed data should be followed by space "?". A semicolon and a space should separate multiple entries.
Cataloguers rules
Refer to CHIN documentation research papers on material and technique for further clarification. See also, Technique (MT), other Decorative Motif fields with mnemonics prefixed by 'DM', and Pattern Name (PTN).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • stamping
  • appliqué
  • embroidery ?
  • appliqué
  • brodé
  • perlé
  • émaillé
  • contre-émaillé ?
Discipline
  • Multidiscipline
Field label (French)
TECHNIQUE DECORATIVE
Field mnemonic (French)
TDEC

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