This free vector download contains four pottery patterns of the Zuñi Native American Tribe, and a decorative frame created by butting together pattern segments end to end. Also included are Illustrator Pattern Brushes for CS4 and CS5. Each Native American pattern can be duplicated seamlessly in two ways:
1) Manually by butting the ends together. This way you can mix and match the patterns like in the decorative frame in the free download.
2) Using the pattern brushes included in the free download. The pattern brushes work best with straight lines, rounded corner boxes and elliptical shapes. Here’s how you install Illustrator brushes.
I don’t often use pattern brushes, but when I do I prefer to make my own.
NOTE: You can still use the pattern brushes if you’re Illustrator CS1-CS3. Just open the document “Native American Border Pattern Parts-VintageVectors.ai” and you’ll see the pattern brushes in the “Brushes” panel. Then apply the brush to an element, copy and paste it into a new or existing AI file and the brush will come with.