Circular Pattern

The circle is possibly the most symbolically significant of all geometric shapes due to its suggestions of totality and wholeness as well as its natural manifestation in celestial bodies. The circle therefore has been widely associated with divinity as well as defining the wholeness of a thing such as in a cosmological map or mandala. Therefore the use of circular forms or decoration can be seen in the ancient art of all cultures. Its most common symbolic association can be considered to be the sun, however many uses of circles may equally be considered to employ circles or circular patterns for their purely visual interest.