As we go about our day, we see them everywhere: in chairs, pillows, drapes, even oven mits and dog toys, but do we know their names? See how many of these you can name:
1. Zigzag stripes used on heraldic banners, military insignias and seen on pottery as early as 1800 B.C.
2. Inspired by the costumes of early comic performers, this is a repetitive diamond pattern.
3. Associated with the beach, this striped design actually means hut in Spanish.
4. A pattern that mimics the shape of a pointed arch with the same name and is formed by two elongated S shapes in a mirror image.
5. A pattern consisting of squares and other shapes connected at right angles, frequently used as a border and also known as Greek Key. The name means to worry.
6. An elaborate pattern first made from Chinese silk and imported to the West through Damascus, where it got its name.
7. From a 15th century term meaning four leaves and often seen in Gothic churches, it now includes angled and square edges.
And the correct answers are: 1. Chevron, 2. Harlequin, 3. Cabana Stripe, 4. Ogee, 5. Fret, 6. Damask, 7. Quartrefoil
– Lorre Lei