If you like patterns like this, browse old books dealing with Moorish culture or palace architecture of the Alhambra. There you will find a large number of similar arabesques and a lot of interesting information. An interesting fact is that arabesques do not have any symbolic meaning in order to conform to religious regulations. This diaper pattern from the Alhambra is a very famous pattern and we have found it in a few old books, of which we will mention only three:
- A handbook of architectural styles (Author: Rosengarten Albert; Published: 1912) – Below the picture the caption read: Moorish wall decoration in the Alhambra at Granada
- Plastering, plain and decorative. A practical treatise on the art & craft of plastering and modelling, including full descriptions of the various tools, materials, processes, and appliances employed. (Authors: Millar W. and Robinson G.; Published: 1899) – Below the picture the caption read: Diapered plaster panelling in the Alhambra, Spain, Thirteenth century.
- Easy steps in architecture and architectural drawing (Author: Hodgson Frederick Thomas; Published: 1915) – Below the picture the caption read: Moorish wall decoration in the Alhambra at Granada
Although this pattern was named a vector pattern, it was still drawn in 2D CAD software, and its vector shape was obtained by exporting it from 2D CAD software. 2D CAD programs are far more accurate and easier to draw such patterns than the vector ones, and we believe that Moorish artists would also be pleased to have such tools.