NATIVE AMERICAN
ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENT

The patterns shown here come from a variety of original sources, including shelter ornament, pottery motifs, textiles, carpets, and beadwork. The tribes and groups represented include Navajo, Hopi, Pueblo, Souix, Iroquois, Inuit, Aleut and Hawaiian. Some of these designs have been adjusted for precise symmetry and all of them produce seamless large scale patterns. The original color schemes have been maintained except where versions have been lightened for use as soft backgrounds.