Herringbone pattern

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Herringbone pattern
Herringbone bond pattern (3:1)
Diagonal parallelogram herringbone

The herringbone pattern is an arrangement of rectangles used for floor tilings and road pavement, so named for a fancied resemblance to the skeleton 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).


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Herringbone fabric Egyptian mats with herringbone pattern with two different colors Salzburg, Austria pavement Budapest, Hungary pavement

Related tilings[edit]

As a geometric tessellation, the herringbone pattern is topologically identical to the regular hexagonal tiling.