Patterns from India | Part 2

The Indian spirit is still burning inside my blue flamingo guys! Don’t lose hope, the patterns about this amazing culture are on the way, as I promised! After the first post of the series “Patterns from India” we continue here with some abstract motifs, flowers, lotus flowers mostly, paisleys, blocked technique for fabrics etc which are very popular in India. They use flowers everywhere, mostly as offers to gods but in general everything is so colorful and they have amazing fabrics with so many prints! So, at this post we’ll enjoy this aspect of India depicted in patterns.

  1. Flowered theme pattern in white background via WeHeartIt  2. Diecut Tiled by David Matthew Parker  3. Indian inspired morifs in yellow by Daneisha Kay  4. Pink paisley by Janet Broxon 5. Abstract colorful motifs via Coquita 

What I learned there and really impressed me was the Woodblock printing technique on textiles. It’s very developed and common to decorate their fabrics, and it’s very interesting during the process. I found only a few for this pattern collection but if you search on the internet I’m sure you’ll be amazed.

  1. Light pink motifs via Pinterest  2&3&4. Woodblocking printed patterns via BibliOdyssey  5. Blue madras paisley delft via InsideStores  6. Magenta paisleys by Wagner Campelo

Next group is of course about flowers, in yellow and orange colors, their national color combination I’d say! Besides, marigolds are very characteristics of India, as people make welcome necklaces for visitors.

  1. Tropical floral wallpaper by Tania Rivilis  2. Orange flowers (it’s chinese art but could be indian art easily with marigolds!) via South Kensington museum  3. Autumn delight lotus by Soul of Birds  4. Blue Tropical Gardern Patterns by Tetiana Kartasheva via Pinterest  5. Yellow flowers via Pinterest

And we’ll finish with more flowers, in pink/red hues this time another loving color for Indian people. And mine. Lotus flower is also very appreciated and very beautiful.

  1. Pink Harajuku Tokyo lotus by Natalie Robin Design  2. Pink flowers in light blue via Pinterest  3. Pink peonies in red by Tatsushi Eto  4. Flowers via Patterns&Prints   5. Warm flower wallpaper via Patternatic

Check the other post about Patterns from India here.

Patterns from India | Part 1

I’m at last so happy to present you my first pattern collection with Indian theme! From the time I came back I dived in to working and that’s why it took me so long to prepare it. Another reason though was that I found a completely new world of patterns when I started my research. Because of that I decided to make 3 different posts with Indian themed patterns, separated by subject, to be possible to unwind this amazing new world. I hope you’ll be on board with this and enjoy them as I did!

This group of patterns is about nature of India: the magical jungle, animals that impressed me and delicious fruits!

1.Palm trees via Pinterest, 2. India poster via The Messes of Men,  3. Green leaves via ModernVintageInterior, 4. Leaves in yellow by Tas Lima,  5. Blue jungle via google images,  6. Light green jungle by BN Wallcoverings, 7. Lead elephant-Arjuna by ranganath krishnamani,  8. Pink palm trees via Pinterest,  9. Singita jungle by Cole&Son

So we started with the jungle…so many trees and plants, India is very rich in nature! Palm trees, teak forests and a bunch of so many others I don’t know!

Of course, among them, in the jungle but not only you meet a lot of exotic (for us) animals. Tigers, crocodiles, a lot of monkeys, peacocks, wild boar, deer etc…We saw all of them there but here I have only some.

1.Mad about Monkeys by Owen Davey,  2. Tigers in the jungle by Monica Ramos,  3. Tigers by Design Comb,  4.Bengale by Manuel Canovas,  5. Peacock feathers via Patterns&Prints,  6. Blue Sumatra by FabLab

Then, I couldn’t miss the elephants! They deserve a group by themselves because I could say it’s the 2nd national animal of India, you see it everywhere! It’s supposed to bring you luck and depending on the elephant’s trunk direction it’s a blessing or welcoming message etc. Don’t forget that they have also a god with elephant’s figure, Ganesh, but this will follow on the second part!

1.Grey elephants pattern by Marie Gardeski, 2. Suzani elephant caravan via eQuilter,  3. Decorated elephants print via society6,  4. Mehndi elephant print via etsy,  5.  Indian elephants by tabularosi,  6. Elephant with flowers by Bethan Janine

However, the most characteristic animal of India is of course the holy cow. Along with monkeys are the most common animals you run into your stay there. They are almost everywhere!! At first you feel quite surprised but after some days MAYBE you stop photographing them!

1.Cow print by Moirarae,  2. Holy cows pattern by KarenHarveyCox,  3. Grey monkeys by natalia zaratiegui,  4. Green monkeys by Mirella Bruno,  5. Brahman cattle cow in pink by PetFriendly

For closure I have some yummy fruits for you! Mangos, pineapples, papayas, coconuts and bananas are only some of them. Especially when we visited India it was mango season and there were selling tents every 10m on the roads. Delicious exotic fruits every day, what a treat!
An interesting fact is that coconut is very important to them, almost holy, they offer it to their gods, representing the desirable situation of being a better person. Cracking their ego and finding their inner truth exactly as the sweet, nurturing coconut.

1.Bold Papayas by Bouffants&Broken hearts,  2. Mangos via society6,  3. Coconut pattern by Megatronster,  4. Tropical fruits via Pinterest,  5. Yellow bananas by Laura Manfre, 6. Frozen bananas via Redbubble,  7. Pink bananas by Lizzy Dee Studio

Trip to…


It’s been a while I’m trying to post something in the blog and can never find the time to do it! I’ve been very busy with work in general, but the last week I was in small vacations for pleasant projects. I’ve been to Ikaria and Chalkidiki for different reasons but I’m gonna write about it another time…because I have big news to announce..!!

I’m about to travel to a place I’ve always wanted and never believe I would! Eventually, I’m very thrilled to tell you that I’m going to India for 10 days next week!!! I’m so happy, I’m afraid I’ll jinx it! So, as you can imagine I’m going to tell you everything after I come back! The truth is I’d like to use any hints you have to offer me, any propositions or warnings for India, from you you live there or you’ve already visited. I’m going to stay around New Delhi, Jaipur, Varanasi, Agra and Khajuraho. I can’t wait!!!

The photo is from a collection of vintage travel posters for India.