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Chinese Seamless Patterns – Part 2 (Download)

by Kate Walker
June 21st, 2017  |  Design

In Chinese tra­di­tion­al works of art it is not com­mon to see a space left blank. Pat­terns, or­na­ments and vari­ous mo­tifs are abund­antly used to ad­orn the empty spaces between ele­ments.

This week's se­lec­tion is a second por­tion of com­monly used seam­less pat­terns – again provided as vec­tor graph­ics, free for down­load and modi­fic­a­tion.

1. Y-work

This type of seam­less pat­tern comes in many vari­ations in terms of pro­por­tions and dis­tance between the ele­ments.

They can be closely fit to one an­oth­er, with par­tial gaps between them, or fully sep­ar­ated by an in­ter­me­di­ate ele­ment.

Be­low are two ex­amples.

Vector graphic free seamless pattern
Vector graphic free seamless pattern

2. Coin Pattern

We already presen­ted this com­monly used pat­tern in our pre­vi­ous art­icle. Here is one more ex­ample of its nu­mer­ous vari­ations.

Vector graphic free seamless pattern

3. Swastika Pattern

The his­tory of swastika can be traced back up to 12,000 years in an­tiquity and is viewed as an im­port­ant sym­bol of prosper­ity, good for­tune and etern­ity.

This Sanskrit word can be trans­lated as "well be­ing", "good ex­ist­ence" and "good luck" and is present in many dif­fer­ent cul­tures all over the world.

Swastika is widely seen in Chinese art as well – again, with many vari­ations. Here are two of them.

Vector graphic free seamless pattern
Vector graphic free seamless pattern
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