(I asked this question on English.SE, and the consensus appears to be that it is too narrow, so I should ask on Graphic Design. Hence, I am copying the question here.)
I am trying to write a description of the back of a playing card. It includes a band that I am describing as "blue with a white arabesque".
This seems like a weak description. I am sure that in the decorative-banding industry, there are probably exact names for these things, but my search-fu is apparently weak.
Can anyone provide a superior description or a pointer to a "catalog of decorative banding" or some such? What is the name of the white pattern? Or, what are the names of the components of the pattern so that I can string them together?