Ethnic Vector Stock Patterns for Womenswear

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When we use the term “Ethnic Print”, it’s important that we know what it means. The word Ethnic means something related to a subgroup of a population with a common cultural or national tradition and it could mean any ethnic group or a print. The names of many Ethnic Patterns and Patterns are based on the tribes or places of origin. The Prestigious heritage of Indian handlooms is known the world over for their variety, quality, and richness. India has always been associated with unique textiles, love for colors, rich weaves, and legendary prints. Many Ethnic Patterns are known by the country they originate from but India is one country where weaves are known by their states they originate from. They are inspired by nature, architecture, rural life, they speak a lot to the beholder. With many talented craftsmen coming from all across the country, they pour their imagination on the cloth. Thus, it gives hundreds of prints to choose from. Here, we discuss two famous Indian Patterns and Patterns and others which are famous across the world for their origination and Patterns. 

Ethnic Prints routes from Bandhani repeat patterns: 

With its roots originating in from Bandhani ethnic textile patterns is one of the most recognizable Indian Prints. Having come from the age of Indus Valley Civilization, the term Bandhani has its meaning from the Sanskrit language. The word” Bandha” means “to tie”. In this, the textile is decorated with the help of fingernails by plucking the cloth with it. Many tiny bindings are formed to give a figurative Pattern. They feature patterns like stripes waves, dots or squares by tying small portions of the fabrics at intervals to form different patterns and dyeing it.

Patola Ikkat Patterns for Women:

Coming from Patan in Gujarat, it’s a double Ikat weave which can be created on cotton, silk or on blends. It is one of the most expensive textiles because if its complex method of manufacturing. This craft involves dying each thread separately and place in the right order to create a continuous series of a pattern. Each thread is separately dyed and has to be placed just right to create a continuous series of a pattern.  This craft of Patola flourished under Solanki Rajputs in the 12th Century. Once it was known as a status symbol for Gujrati Women. It was known as “royal fabric”.

Aztecs Prints from Medieval Times now Trending:

The ethnic group of Mexico named Aztecs were the ones who spoke the Nahuatl language and dominated large parts of Mesoamerica starting from the 14th Century to the 16th Century. Though the patterns called Aztec these days are mostly called Navajo certain styles are typically Mayan or Inca. They are a combination of different patterns of geometry, figures of animals, horizontal or vertical repeat and they use the range of bright natural colors.

Navajo Seamless Patterns:

The Navajo were the Native American people from South Western, United States. The Navajo pattern first came into limelight when a handwoven blanket used for dresses, saddle blankets, cloaks, etc. Navajo have modest natural colors, Navajo and kilims both have flat tapestry-woven textile but like Kilim, Navajo doesn’t use the slit weave technique. The Chinle pattern is a very known type of Navajo as it’s known for its bands of alternating shapes and stripes.

Tapa Pattern Digital Artworks:

It's a type of cloth that comes from the bark and is then painted, stamped, dyed, smoked or stenciled so that patterns can be applied to it. They are mostly created of the grid of squares, repeated motifs as fish or plants. Tapa mostly has red, tan, black colors and it originates from the Pacific Ocean islands primarily Tonga, Fiji, and Samoa.

Ikat Textile Patterns:

These fabrics are created using the Indonesian Decorative Technique with warp or weft threads, or both of them, they are tie-dyed before weaving. They can be easily recognized by their up and down, almost bleeding-dye quality, though this process is followed and practiced the world over it is most prevalent in Indonesia, Japan, and India.

African Wax Style Textile Patterns:

When the Dutch adopted the Indonesian wax-resist dyeing known as batik and brought it to West Africa in the 19th Century it was known as Dutch Wax Print. It’s well known for its super bright, bold colors. These patterns are well-known for their prints on West African Fabric. Suzani is a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textile from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and other Central Asian Countries. The Suzani patterns depict the life of the woman creating it and has motifs of sun and moon disks, leaves, vines, flowers, fruits, and occasional fish and birds. They are made of rich and natural colors. So Womenswear Ethnic Pattern and Patterns have various options to choose from. Ethnic Patterns and Patterns are mostly sort after when one has to attend a family function or on a festive occasion but most patterns are now being adapted to be included in daily casual wear.