of fabric with the help of prints and stripes inherent on
fabric or with the help of superficial adherence has evolved
over the ages. This generally forms the grooming up of the
art of design. Different kinds of prints and patterns are
used to evolve a design pattern. Following are the different
kinds of motifs.
Prints such as the bandhej, batik, paisleys, chitons, French
provincials and other country prints evolving from folklores
and influenced with traditional customs are termed as ethnic
This motif is also known as the natural motifs which are basically
depiction of inspirations derived from the nature such as
flowers, animals, landscapes and similar inspirations.
Uses of geometrical figures such as dots, stripes both horizontal
and vertical with other geometrical motifs and there combinations
are termed as geometrical patterns.
Uses of abstract to depict the unknown have always caught
the fancy of the people and are often used for design based
It is an abstract floral pattern that has a stylized depiction
of floras. A very common motif used for textile.
Plaids and checks
Use of a combination of linear lines for creating equal sized
checks and unequal sized checks known as plaids, has been
a common motif for design development.