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Motif, the thing that gets repeated.
Source of terms. BBC: Bitesize, Pattern. With gorgeous examples.
More terms. So many terms. Artlandia: Pattern Design Terms Defined and Illustrated. Pattern design software.
Turns out there are only so many ways to repeat a motif. “A wallpaper pattern (also known as a plane crystallographic group) is a pattern with translation symmetry in two directions … In 1891 E. S. Fedorov proved that there are exactly 17 possible wallpaper patterns.” Mathematical Association of America, maa.org: wallpaper pattern.
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