It is one of the most used patterns throughout human history, and has been applied in architecture, on various items such as pottery, on clothing, and even the shield of Alexander the Great was decorated with meander patterns. Some art history books have stated that the meander pattern can also be understood as the well-known ancient frieze pattern in the form of a continuous line having the shape of successive water waves (spiral curved wave tops).
The collection contains 12 precisely drawn meander patterns found in various books that focused on Ancient Art. It can be concluded that these repeating patterns are several thousand years old. If you like them, try not to use them just for projects related to Antiquity, but feel free to use them as your imagination dictates.
And remember that meander patterns have been popular for 2-3 millennia now! Meander patterns can be used as frieze patterns, but by drawing corners they can be turned into frame borders. On our website there is one more collection of meander patterns called ‘Ancient Greek key patterns‘, and on the Architectural meander borders page you can find examples of meander patterns transformed into borders.