Holes in patterns are basically the spaces in between the motifs of the pattern. These can differ greatly, depending on the pattern. Some patterns such as Millefleurs patterns and all-over patterns contain no holes in the pattern. Other patterns make great use of the background as part of the design. Holes in patterns are usually the negative space in between the designs, and the designs are generally printed on.

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