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90 degree Herringbone bond.png
Parallel to boundary
45 degree Herringbone bond.png
45° rotated
Variations by ratio
Isohedral tiling p4-19b.png
2:1
Herringbone bond.svg
3:1
Herringbone pattern long.png
~6.6:1

The herringbone pattern is an arrangement of rectangles used for floor tilings and road pavement, so named for a fancied resemblance to the bones of a fish such as a herring.

The blocks can be rectangles or parallelograms. The block edge length ratios are usually 2:1, and sometimes 3:1, but need not be even ratios.

The herringbone pattern has a symmetry of wallpaper group pgg, as long as the blocks are not of different color (i.e., considering the borders alone).

Herringbone patterns can be found in wallpaper, mosaics, cloth and clothing (herringbone cloth), security printing, herringbone gears, jewellery, sculpture, and elsewhere.


Herringbone pattern sections
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