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


An oblong decorative figure resembling a frame, tablet, shield, or scroll bearing an inscription or emphasizing a design element. Used as a standalone or as part of a pattern's motif. On ancient Egyptian monuments, an enclosure for royal and divine names.
Example(s) of Cartouche
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Cartouche designs created with Artlandia SymmetryWorks.