The image below shows the appearance of two decorative patterns that you can download here, which we called the Afghan ornamental tile patterns.

These Afghan ornamental patterns comes from the book "18 plates of ornamental tiles from the Afghan Boundary Commission" (Author: Afghan Boundary Commission, 1884). The patterns are colored with the same colors as those in the book. The first pattern consists of an octagonal border inside of which there is a classic ornament characteristic of Arab decorative art. The second pattern is square in shape and consists of a simple ornament. We called these two patterns the Afghan ornamental patterns based on the book title, but we could have also called them Arab ornamental patterns because of the great resemblance between them.


Afghan ornamental tile patterns
Pattern category
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Available file formats

2D CAD (dwg) and vector (svg and eps)


Unfortunately, it is impossible, at least to us, to find any additional information about these tiles or their patterns. The Commission published only water-painted drawings of tiles, without any information on where they were found, or any information whatsoever. Undoubtedly, these ornamental patterns are a beautiful example of Arab art and as such, they deserve to be vectorized and offered for use to all the people who admire intricate and detailed patterns.

We hope that you will manage to figure out some good way to apply the patterns and, if possible, highlight their beauty even more. Arab decorative art has been among the most beautiful artistic expressions throughout human history, and ornamental patterns like these are just a testament to this claim.


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Submitted by Ceh Jan


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