VCU Libraries

Research Guides

IDES 251/651 Pattern Project

A multidisciplinary guide to assist your pattern research.

Textile History Websites

Research Tip

When searching for historic resources, use the pattern name as well as textile companies and manufacturers.

Oxford Art Online

Search for Pattern in Oxford Art Online to find overviews of historical pattern by geographical location:
  • Ornament and pattern
    • Ancient Near East And Egypt
    • Western
    • East Asia
    • South-East Asia
    • Islamic Lands
    • Pre-Columbian Americas.

Historic Resources