Quiz: 94% of People Can't Match These Patterns to Their Places of Origin. Can You?
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94% of People Can't Match These Patterns to Their Places of Origin. Can You?
By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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About This Quiz

Make a good impression! Put your knowledge of patterns and their origins to the test with this quiz designed to suit the fashion maven in you. 

Many of the patterns we come across everyday have a rich and storied history rooted in the cultures that created them. In many cases, the patterns are more than just artistic expressions, as they are intricately linked to the customs, religions and identity of their respective regions. 

Take the designs of the clans of Scotland or the Indonesian provinces like Bali, for example - each one is seamlessly woven into each society's traditions. In many instances, they have remained unchanged for centuries, making it an easy task to pinpoint their origins - so, it should be a breeze for you!

There are patterns which feature prominently on the architecture in different countries, particularly those in the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Some of these motifs have made their way from buildings, pottery and sculptures, and now adorn the fabrics of our lives. How many of those can you spot?

Then, there is that pattern which gets scanned each time you make a purchase and which has found its way into the interior design and fashion world. We're sure you can recall where that one was invented!

Only persons with a trained eye can easily spot which of these designs comes from where. Check out this quiz and prove you've got what it takes!


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From where does the Palmette (or Anthemion) pattern originate?
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From where does the Arabesque pattern originate?
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From where does the Argyle pattern originate?
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From where does the Art Deco pattern originate?
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From where does the Tattersall pattern originate?
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From where does the Guilloche pattern originate?
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From where does the Herringbone pattern originate?
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From where does the Batik pattern originate?
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From where does the Perada pattern originate?
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From where does the Celtic Knot pattern originate?
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From where does the Songket pattern originate?
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From where does the Tartan pattern originate?
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From where does the Bead and Reel pattern originate?
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From where does the Geringsing pattern originate?
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From where does the Glen Plaid pattern originate?
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From where does the Chevron pattern originate?
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From where does the Houndstooth pattern originate?
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From where does the Endek pattern originate?
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From where does the Woodblock Printing pattern originate?
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From where does the Chintz pattern originate?
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From where does the Egg-and-Dart pattern originate?
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From where does the Prince of Wales pattern originate?
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From where does the Poleng pattern originate?
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From where does the Boteh (or Paisley) pattern originate?
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From where does the Greek Key pattern originate?
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From where does the Ogee pattern originate?
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From where does the Ikat pattern originate?
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From where does the Harlequin Print pattern originate?
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From where does the Fleur-de-lis pattern originate?
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From where does the Pinstripe pattern originate?
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From where does the Border Tartan pattern originate?
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From where does the Gingham Check pattern originate?
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From where does the Polka Dot pattern originate?
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From where does the Mosaic pattern originate?
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From where does the Damask pattern originate?
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From where does the Liberty pattern originate?
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From where does the Toile pattern originate?
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From where does the Regimental Stripes pattern originate?
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From where does the Herati pattern originate?
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From where does the Matelassé pattern originate?
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