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Tap-set-sien logo

Tap-set-sien

Long Way Dayak word for a type of decoration seen on mandau blades.
Mata kalong logo

Mata kalong

Long Way Dayak word for a type of decoration seen on mandau blades.
Serapendiya logo

Sérapéṅdiya

Sinhalese term for a mythical bird.
Astamangala logo

Astamangala

Tibetan for the Eight Buddhist Treasures
Chain embroidery

Sã̄gle buṭṭā (साँगले बुट्टा)

Nepali word that means "ornamentation in chains".
Dotted work logo

Mākhe buṭṭā (माखे बुट्टा)

Nepali word for a kind of ornamentation consisting of lines of small dots.
Hook work on kukri hilt

Haikale buṭṭā (हैकले बुट्टा)

Nepali word for a kind of ornamentation on a khukri handle, like a succession of hooks
Belahari work on kukri scabbard

Belahari buṭṭā (बेलहरि बुट्टा)

Nepali word for scrollwork embroidery on a khukuri scabbard.
Embroidery

Bel-buṭṭā (बेल्-बुट्टा)

Nepali word for scrollwork embroidery on a khukuri scabbard.
Kalas dangaya

Kaḷas-daṉgaya.

Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that consists of a mesh-like pattern with floral elements. Also called koḷa vẹla.
Kola vela logo

Koḷa vẹla

Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that consists of a mesh-like pattern with floral elements. Also called kaḷas-daṉgaya.
Tani binduva logo

Tani binduva (තැනි බින්දුව)

A Sinhalese decorative motif in lacquer that consists of simple diamond shapes.
Bo kala logo

Bō-koḷa

Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that resembles a heart or an ace of spades.
Dẹla logo

Dẹla

Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that consists of a mesh of lines resembling a net.
Ganga - Jamni shirt

Ganga-Jamni

Name for Indian work in two metals of contrasting colors, usually silver and gold.
Chu-pan

Chu-pan

A type of Burmese floral scrolling.
Eight Buddhist treasures

Eight Buddhist Treasures

A suite of eight auspicious symbols used in Buddhist art.
Inome logo

Inome (猪目)

"Boar's eye", a heart-shaped pattern commonly used in Japanese art.
Suli Vela

Suli Vẹla

A Sinhalese decorative motif that consists of circular vines.
Lanu-dangaya

Lanu-daṉgaya

Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that resembles knotwork.
Pahade logo

Palā peti

Alternative Sinhalese term for a decorative motif consisting of stylized petals.
Pahade-logo

Pahade

Sinhalese term for a decorative motif consisting of stylized petals. Also known as palā peti.
Patura logo

Patura

Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that consists of elongated triangles with two sides of equal length.
Binduva logo

Binduva (බිඳුව)

A Sinhalese decorative motif in lacquer that consists of diamond shapes.
Gal bindu logo

Gal-bindu (ගල් බින්දු)

A Sinhalese decorative motif in lacquer that consists of diamond shapes.
Adara-kondu logo

Ādāra-koṇḍu

A Sinhalese decorative pattern that consists of plain lines.
Velpota logo

Vẹlpota

A Sinhalese decorative motif.
Simha logo

Siṃha

Sinhalese for "lion". The national symbol of the Sinhalese people.
Liya-pata decorative motif logo

Liya-pata

A type of Sinhalese decorative work consisting of scrolls.
Liya-vela logo

Liya-vẹla

A type of Sinhalese decorative work consisting of repetitive floral motifs.
Kīrtimukha or face of glory logo

Kīrtimukha

An all-devouring creature that is used across Asia as an auspicious decorative element.
Taotie logo

Tāotiè (饕餮)

Tāotiè (饕餮) is a mythical creature that is used as a decorative element.
Churi chenm logo

Churi chenm

A type of Bhutanese sword with a triple "W" pattern on its silver-clad scabbard.