Pattern, like texture, is used to create visual interest. Unlike texture however, pattern does not invoke a tactile sense. Although textures can contain pattern-like elements, not all patterns are textures. Here patterns and variation are used to create interesting shapes with unity.
Tile works at Jame mosque, Kerman, Iran. Masjed-e Jame or Muzaffari, built in 14th century CE, it is famous for its magnificent portal, its mihrab and mosaic-tile decorations, and its historic inscription, which bears the date 1349 CE. Via: socalflora