|Published Online: January 8, 2016||$US5.00|
Over the past decade a range of printed textiles designed by Indigenous artisans in remote regions of Northern Australia have gained national prominence; winning awards and achieving commercial success due to their mesmerizing affect. These patterns share a beauty with celebrated textile patterns from the past, such as Mamluk carpets. In this paper, literature regarding aesthetics, perception and brain activity is reviewed to identify the characteristics of patterns that create pleasure by stimulating positive nerve centres in the brain. This knowledge may assist designers who aim to create patterns of lasting value and high esteem in an age of digital design interface and digital reproduction.
|Keywords:||Pattern, Textile Design, Biophilia, Aesthetic, Pleasure, Beauty, Wonder|
Senior Lecturer, College of Arts, Education, and Society, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia