The practical significance of the tambour is that if you hit a shot off the sloped section (the ‘face’), it changes direction ninety degrees.
A tambour frame will be familiar to most people who know anything about embroidery.
Floors jetty out, but are seemingly pulled back by the tambour shutters that make up the facade.
This special anniversary edition tambour mantel clock features decorative egg-and-dart molding that wraps around the base, and rare olive ash burl overlays accenting the front.
The Tajik style of tapestries typically has floral designs on silk or cotton and is made on a tambour frame.
Such is the case with the labeled tambour desk-and-bookcase illustrated above, now safely in the Museum in Augusta.
Furthermore the angle of wall and floor and the peculiar hazard of the tambour (which diverts the ball across the court) makes an inexperienced player very uncertain in which direction a ball will travel.
a tambour door
He and his daughters set up a tambour room where the women and little girls were taught to tambour and, I imagine, where they later went to work each day as carrying a large frame from place to place would not be very convenient.
As the tambour (drum) was a spurned instrument, only the triangle could bring a strong support destined to accentuate the rhythms of the accordion dance.