black diapering

diaperwork, diaper pattern

diaperwork
A decorative masonry pattern formed by brick headers having a dark glazed finish exposed on one end; often laid in the flat unbroken surfaces of gable walls in repeated patterns of diamonds, crisscrossed lines, inverted V’s, or chevrons; also called black diapering.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.