Document Type


Publication Date



Mathematical Association of America (MAA)


Here we present a complete set of recipes showing how to construct smooth curves with any desired frieze symmetry; we provide examples woven by Rossing for many of the pattern types, and invite readers to make others. We review the concept of frieze symmetry, develop the formulas for parametric equations with given symmetries, and pose some open questions raised by our analysis.


Copyright 1999 Mathematical Association of America. All Rights Reserved.

Included in

Mathematics Commons



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.