Phoenix bird pattern

Phoenix bird patternThis is  a very simple pattern of a Phoenix bird based on an illustration from the old book 'Traditional methods of pattern designing; an introduction to the study of the decorative art' (published 1910).
 
The legendary red ‘fire bird’, the Phoenix, is associated with the cult of the sun and represents the symbol of mystical rebirth, renewal in general, resurrection and immortality. According to Greek mythology, when the Phoenix felt its death approaching at the end of its life-cycle, it would build a nest and set it on fire. It was believed to die in its self-made flames periodically. When it was burned, a new phoenix sprang forth from the ashes. 
 
Other mythological birds analogous to the Phoenix exist in various cultures under various names: Hindu – Garuda and Gandaberunda, Persian – Simorgh, Russian – Firebird, Arabic – Anqa, Chinese - Fenghuang ...
 
License: Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication 
 
The Phoenix Bird Pattern can be downloaded in the following formats: 2D CAD (.dwg) and vector (.svg and .eps)