Fretted Pattern


The meander is a lengthy decorative motif and therefore represents eternity or longevity. There are many types of meanders. Some can be naturalistic, such as leafy meanders associated with stylized lotuses, bǎo xiāng huā (寶相花).


Terese Tse Bartholomew, 中國吉祥圖案:Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art, pp. 198, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco