Vignette

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Vignette

Post by Stevenloan » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:10 pm

Hi everybody! What do you call the vignette or the pattern on the following bags?

http://thocammissthuy.com/

https://www.sendo.vn/shop/tandtshop/tui ... 6171.html/

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Post by trolley » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:15 pm

Steve, I am not sure what those particular patterns are called. I am surprised that they may be called "vignettes", though.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:04 pm

I would simply call them decorative abstract patterns.

They are quite diverse in form, so a more detailed description is not possible.
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Post by tony h » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:25 pm

I am with Trolley and Erik on this one. I will add that if being described in a shop in the UK they would probably be described as "ethnic" or (incorrectly) as Aztec. Aztec is conceived as being anything that vaguely follows a distinctive geometric pattern.

As a phrase, I might use: "brightly coloured, almost heraldic, horizontal bands of repeating geometric patterns".
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With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.

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Post by Stevenloan » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:07 am

trolley, Erik and tony h : Thank you all so so much for your answers. I really appreciate it.
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Post by Bobinwales » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:37 pm

Can I make a suggestion Stevem? When you ask these quite reasonable questions that you tell us what they are called where you come from, with an appropriate clue as to the English version. :D
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