diaper pattern

diaperwork, diaper pattern

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.
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But the developers turned the wall into a geometric opportunity and the diaper pattern helps to reflect the Tudor history of The Manor House.
The gods and goddesses are overlarge for the spaces they occupy and rest somewhat uncertainly on plinths made up of diaper pattern. This pattern, like those that Andre-Charles Boulle was introducing into Parisian marquetry at this period, is probably derived from a diaper pattern in Japanese lacquer.
There are some lovely details from the diaper pattern flags of the reception hall to the fluted pilasters and moulded ceiling work.