Back to: Jss3 Cultural and Creative Art (C.C.A)
Topic: Meaning and Uses of Motifs
WEEK: 5 & 6
Meaning and Uses of Motifs
A pattern always has at least one motif. It refers to a single component or component unit that is used in several instances throughout the design. In other words, it is a pattern or colour that is repeated, such as the ones that may be seen on wallpaper and in textiles. Patterns may be used to generate motifs by simply arranging them in a certain way.
Types of Motifs
Natural motifs are another name for this kind of design. They are the products of inspiration that are generated from natural items such as flowers, animals, landscapes, and other such things. To put it another way, it is the practice of creating designs using elements of nature, such as flowers.
Motifs that are considered to be traditional may also be called ethnic motifs. They are prints that originated from the folktales and traditional practices of a particular group.
The use of geometrical figures, such as dots and stripes, in both vertical and horizontal orientations, to create patterns is referred to as a geometrical motif.
This is a stylized version of the traditional motif that is used for textiles. It is a stylised pattern that incorporates parts of natural items such as flowers, rocks, animals, and other such things.
Plaids and Checks Motif
This is the most prevalent theme that is used while developing a design. It consists of plaids and checks. It is the process of making checks of equal and different sizes by using a mix of linear lines in a checkerboard pattern. Plaids are just another name for checks of varying sizes.
Uses of Motif
1. The primary function of a motif is to serve as a basis for the creation of a pattern.
2. Information may be conveyed through motifs in certain situations. It is a mode of interaction and communication.
3. It may be used for the aim of putting the focus on something.
4. The majority of the time, it is used to embellish the borders of works of art.
5. It may be used in the production of get-well cards.