Diapering
Diaper is any of a wide range of decorative patterns used in a variety of works of art, such as stained glass, heraldic shields, architecture, silverwork etc. Its chief use is in the enlivening of pla...
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Mitsudomoe
A tomoe (巴 or 鞆絵, ともえ) and tomowe (ともゑ) in its archaic form, is a Japanese abstract shape described as a swirl that resembles a comma or the usual form of a magatama. The origin of tomoe is u...
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Toile
Toile is a fabric, from the French word meaning "linen cloth" or "canvas", particularly cloth or canvas for painting on. The word "toile" can refer to the fabric itself, a test garment (generally) sew...
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Solomon's knot
Solomon's knot (Latin: sigillum Salomonis) is the most common name for a traditional decorative motif used since ancient times, and found in many cultures. Despite the name, it is actually classified ...
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Fleur-de-lis
The fleur-de-lis or fleur-de-lys (plural: fleurs-de-lis) is a stylized lily (in French, fleur means flower, and lis means lily) or iris that is used as a decorative design or symbol. It may be "at one...
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Tomoe
A tomoe (巴 or 鞆絵, ともえ) and tomowe (ともゑ) in its archaic form, is a Japanese abstract shape described as a swirl that resembles a comma or the usual form of a magatama. The origin of tomoe is u...
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Death and the Maiden (motif)
Death and the Maiden is a common motif in Renaissance art, especially in painting and music. It developed from the Dance of Death, with an added erotic subtext. Hans Baldung Grien depicted it several ...
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Starburst (symbol)
A starburst is graphic design or typographical element that resembles diverging rays of light, or consists of a star-like image with rays emanating from it. In Unicode, the starburst character ("sixte...
Strawberry Thief (William Morris)
Strawberry Thief is one of William Morris's most popular repeating designs for textiles. It takes as its subject the thrushes that Morris found stealing fruit in his kitchen garden of his countryside ...
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Guilloché
Guilloché (or guilloche) is a decorative engraving technique in which a very precise intricate repetitive pattern or design is mechanically engraved into an underlying material. Specifically, it invol...
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Argyle (pattern)
The argyle (occasionally argyll) pattern is made of diamonds or lozenges. The word is sometimes used to refer to an individual diamond in the design but more commonly refers to the overall pattern. M...
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Ise-katagami
Katagami (型紙) or Ise-katagami (伊勢型紙) is the Japanese craft of making paper stencils for dyeing textiles. It is designated as one of the Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan. The art ...
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Taijitu
The taijitu (Traditional Chinese: 太極圖; Simplified Chinese: 太极图; Pinyin: tàijítú; Wade-Giles: t'ai⁴chi²t'u²; rough English translation: “diagram of supreme ultimate”) is a Chinese symbol for the conc...
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Vignette (graphic design)
A vignette, in graphic design, is a unique form for a frame to an image, either illustration or photograph. Rather than the image's edges being rectilinear, it is overlaid with decorative artwork feat...
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Hex sign
Hex signs are a form of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art, related to fraktur, found in the Fancy Dutch tradition in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Barn paintings, usually in the form of "stars in circles," gr...
Persian motifs
Persia (Iran) has an ancient tradition of its own design of motifs. These special and unique motifs are used, among others, in the Persian carpet and rug designs and traditional Persian attire.These m...
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Rabbits and hares in art
The hare and the rabbit are common motifs in the visual arts, which have variable mythological and artistic meanings in different cultures. The hare is often associated with moon deities and signifies...
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Endless knot
The endless knot or eternal knot (Sanskrit: Shrivatsa; Tibetan Dpal be'u) is a symbolic knot and one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols. It is an important cultural marker in places significantly inf...
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Hitsuzendō
Hitsuzendō (筆禅道, "art of the brush") is believed by Zen Buddhists to be a method of achieving samādhi (Japanese: samaai), which is a unification with the highest reality. Hitsuzendo refers spe...
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Houndstooth
Houndstooth, hounds tooth check or hound's tooth (and similar spellings), also known as dogstooth, dogtooth or dog's tooth, is a duotone textile pattern characterized by broken checks or abstract four...
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Pin striping
Pin striping (pinstriping) is the application of a very thin line of paint or other material called a pin stripe, and is generally used for decoration. Freehand pin stripers use a specialty brush know...
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Triquetra
Triquetra (/traɪˈkwɛtrə/; Latin tri- "three" and quetrus "cornered") originally meant "triangle" and was used to refer to various three-cornered shapes. Nowadays, it has come to refer exclusively to a...
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Acanthus (ornament)
The acanthus is one of the most common plant forms to make foliage ornament and decoration.
In architecture, an ornament may be carved into stone or wood to resemble leaves from the Mediterranean ...
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Adinkra symbols
Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Akan, that represent concepts or aphorisms. Adinkra are used extensively in fabrics, pottery, logos and advertising. They are incorporated into wa...
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Nsibidi
Nsibidi (also known as nsibiri, nchibiddi or nchibiddy) is a system of symbols indigenous to what is now southeastern Nigeria that is apparently an ideographic script, though there have been suggestio...
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Moresque
Moresque is an obsolete alternative term to "Moorish" in English, and in the arts has some specific meanings. By itself the word is used of forms found in ornament and decoration in the applied art...
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