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I am having a hard time giving a name to the element representing a folded piece of a ribbon like can be seen on the picture:

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There is a word for it in my native language, but unfortunately there is no entry for it in the dictionary, so chances are there is no direct translation.

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Sorry for puzzling you. The "ribbon" is what you see of the light-blue color where the word "Product" can be seen. The element in question is the orange triangle that represents a piece of that ribbon facing us with the back side. I understand it could be hard to comprehend.

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  • I can't quite tell what you're referring to. Do you want a word for the object which says "Product" on its front (blue) side and has a blip of its orange reverse side showing? Or do you want a word for just the orange blip (if so, could you maybe provide a second picture, because it's kinda hard to tell what the orange blip is trying to represent)? Or do you just want a word for the reverse side of a ribbon?
    – Martha
    Jun 6 '13 at 15:50
  • The "ribbon" is what you see of the light-blue color where the word "Product" can be seen. The element in question is the orange triangle that represents a piece of that ribbon facing us with the back side. I understand it could be hard to comprehend. Jun 6 '13 at 15:54
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    You might have better luck asking this as Webmasters.SE. If there's a technical name for it, those folks might be able to help. If you're just looking for a word that would be intuitive to native speakers, I think ribbon seems as good as any.
    – J.R.
    Jun 6 '13 at 21:59
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If OP is interested in the fact that the "orange triangle" shows the opposite side of the strip to that bearing the word "Product", I'd call it the obverse.

Normally, the "obverse" of a coin, for example, is the one with the monarch's head, or the principal design. But in other contexts I usually think of it as meaning "the other side*. Here's an instance of the obverse of the label where it clearly means the underside of the label.


When referring to the entire folded portion as an object (as opposed to simply identifying the now-visible reverse face of the strip of material), I'd call that folded portion a...

cleat - a strip fastened across something to give strength or hold in position

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    In light of the clarification, you might want to remove the bit about "cleat", since that is clearly the wrong word. +1 for "obverse", however.
    – Martha
    Jun 6 '13 at 16:03
  • @Martha: Thanks. I've rearranged & reworded to clarify that obverse is my word of choice for exactly what OP is referring to. But I've kept a bit about "cleat" because I think it's potentially relevant. Jun 6 '13 at 16:29
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If you mean a clothing-label, printed or sewn on a bit of ribbon and sewn into the neckline of a garment (or waistline, etc.), then either of the following will work and are sometimes used.
label, “A small ticket or sign giving information about something to which it is attached or intended to be attached”
tag, “A small label”

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I believe you’re referring to the trim.

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