Taotie ("the glutton"), one of "the four monsters" in Chinese mythology, is a beast with a head but no body, possessing the power to devour absolutely anything. Its symbolic meaning varies from merely a monster creature, to a warning for the greedy ones, to even a protective figure.
These creatures are represented as zoomorphic masks with raised eyes and typically - no lower jaw. Earliest found depictions of Taotie are on ritual bronze vessels from the 1st millennium BC. Later on they appear in other styles - rich in color and detail.
The Taotie motif in this set is slightly modified to become horizontally tileable. It comes in 3 colored versions, each provided with and without background.
Note: Textures are occasionally applied in the presentation images. Of them, only the "speckles" texture that is explicitly pointed out in the presentation is included in this set.
Each color variant of the motif comes in the following formats:
Full file list and link to user guide are provided at the bottom of this page.
Note: The Adobe Illustrator .ai files are provided in versions CC/2020 (see each product description) and CS6, and will not work with previous ones.