Wikidata:Property proposal/has pattern
Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Generic
en aliases: has design, has motif, pattern, design, motif
Sources of information on textiles, clothing, and decorative arts often indicate a pattern associated with the item (e.g. seersucker is an intrinsically striped fabric; the Mantle of France is a cloak covered in fleur-de-lis; "calamanco" is an 18th-century wool fabric that is often striped or checkered but sometimes has a floral pattern). As the appropriate items are created, we can also use this property to indicate that a quilt in a museum collection uses the log cabin design, or a type of lace is characterized by wheatears and scallops.
This should also be useful for many other objects: military uniforms with a specific camouflage pattern, zebra crossings which are striped, and so on. The general hierarchy of designs, patterns, and motifs is muddy and incomplete but can be improved in tandem with adding this new property to items. I expect to change the allowed value constraints as we sort out our design hierarchy (currently all of our items called "design" are processes, so I'll be adding one for the design of an object and sorting out its hierarchy.
This property should allow the qualifiers nature of statement (P5102), color (P462), valid in place (P3005), valid in period (P1264), and point in time (P585) (and probably others). PKM (talk) 21:10, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
- Support David (talk) 15:24, 25 June 2018 (UTC)
- Support ArthurPSmith (talk) 18:20, 25 June 2018 (UTC)
- Support, but would be better named as "decorative pattern", to disambiguate from patterns in mathematics, regexes, and so on. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:16, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
- Support for once a somewhat different proposal
--- Jura 05:31, 28 June 2018 (UTC)