Do you see anything mathematical in this figure?

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Is this mathematical art? What kind of mathematical concepts can you see or illustrate with this figure or its elements?

I see patterns, geometry, sets & algorithms. what do you see?

[PLAIN]http://www.galasdeguatemala.com/data/media/159/DSCF4310.jpg [Broken]
Mayan weavings from Guatemala

(image should be oriented 90° ccw)
 
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From a mathematical point of view, I see combinatorics and periodic discrete functions.
On the other hand, I appreciate the colours, that give me some sort of comfort feel. :)
 
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I see addition and multiplication :wink:
 
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I see infinity.
 
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Some sysmbols look like multiplications symbols and less than and greater than signs. On the other hand i could be overthinking this
 
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there are symbols like greater, lesser than, multiplication, infinity, similar (or negation), flower braces, minus, first one may be 'belongs to' ..
 
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I see a piece of cloth with some ornamental patterns woven onto it. It's purple.
 
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Let's not forget symmetry, a fundamental mathematical concept.
 
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True. If there is a single answer, then it's probably translational symmetry (apart from colour :) )
 
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Is this mathematical art? What kind of mathematical concepts can you see or illustrate with this figure or its elements?
I see several examples of those. (if you leave out the rather irregular colours)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frieze_group" [Broken]
 
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