This style originated around 1600, characterized using exaggerated movement and clear and distinct detailing that brought drama, tension, exuberance and grandeur to sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance, theatre, and music. The style started in Rome and spread to the most of Europe. Characteristics for the Baroque style are materials such as exotic veneer and inlays of tortoiseshell, ivory, and mother-of-pearl. Silk damask covering (a weaving technique in which drawings are applied on a background of the same colour). Shaved velour with busy patterns, gold and silver brocade and embroidery. Elements like the “crest” on mirrors and cabinets. Decorations with lavish carvings in the form of animal claws, vases, crowns, fruits, or emblems. Applications of chandeliers and lamp candles made of glass, plastic, plexiglass, and stainless steel. One of the styles that emerged from this is also reminiscent of the shabby chic style.