Repeating seamless patterns: definitions, free samples, links, and how-tos

Herati Pattern

A stylized rosette, enclosed in a diamond, with a serrated "acanthus leaf" along each side, often used as a motif in the rug designs from the Caspian region. The "leaf" may actually represent a fish and then the pattern is also called the mahi (fish) design. The name comes from the city of Herat in Northwestern Afghanistan (formerly the Persian empire).
Example(s) of Herati Pattern
  • An example of a Herati design
Herati design schematics created with Artlandia SymmetryWorks.