They look like pineapples to me so I would call it "Welcome Band".
I believe these are artichokes which were apparently introduced to France in the late 16th Century. As for a name - perhaps Artichoke Arcade
They remind me of teasle heads...
Does anyone see artichokes? It reminds me of some Christmas wreathes I saw at Colonial Williamsburg decorated with artichokes.
At first glance I took them for flames of a candle or torch. I agree that they're more like pineapples with the dot markings, maybe palmettes would have the leaves separate, so how about Flames of Welcome.
How interesting to hear about the artichoke connection - and flames also. I can see all those things, what brilliant names you have!
I kind of see a torch and vines -so I would call it Torch of Truth -
And flames and torches - yes. How interesting... now put yourself in the shoes - or holding the needle - of a girl given a sampler on which the designs have been pre-outlined - no suggestion of what might happen in the middle - and the choice is entirely yours how you interpret and fill the outline. Is it possible if provided with an outline of, say, palmettes - but you didn't know a palmette from a papaya - however, you did know a pineapple - might it be possible that you would fill in the outline to make it more resemble a pineapple? And might people looking at your sampler in the future see more clearly a pineapple rather than the (intended by the designer) palmette? A bit like Chinese Whispers?
i think of pineapples and feathers. how about "pineapple feather band"
The remind me of ostrich feathers that the Egyptian Nubian slaves would fan Cleopatra with. So, how about "fantastic".