Background pattern 294 #1921
 Dark  CC 0

Remixed from a drawing in 'Works. Popular edition', John Ruskin, 1886.

Source Firkin

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Floral background 22 #1780
 Dark  CC 0

From a drawing in 'Art Embroidery', M.S. Lockwood and E. Glaister, 1878.

Source Firkin

Easter egg 1 #159
 Light  CC 0

One week and it's Easter already. Thought I would revisit the decorated egg contest at inkscape community: http://forum.inkscapecommunity.com/index.php?topic=118.0

Source Lazur URH

Seamless Core Pattern 2 #166
 Dark  CC 0

Seamless Core Pattern 2

Source GDJ

Background pattern 105 #563
 Dark  CC 0

A seamless pattern formed from background pattern 102

Source Firkin

Black Leather Texture (Seamless) #1118
 Leather  CC BY-SA 3.0

A seamless texture of black leather. I think it will look best when used in headers, footers or sidebars.

Source V. Hartikainen

Moss 1 #2104
 Unknow  CC 0

CC0 textures, backgrounds.

Source SliverKnight

Arches #715
 Light  CC BY-SA 3.0

One more in the line of patterns inspired by Japanese/Asian styles. Smooth.

Source Kim Ruddock

Decorative divider 293 #1752
 Dark  CC 0

From a drawing in 'An Old Maid's Love. A Dutch tale told in English', Maarten Maartens, 1891.

Source Firkin

Background pattern 18 #202
 Dark  CC 0

A seamless pattern the starting point for which was a 'colour modulo' texture in Paint.net.

Source Firkin

Subtle Stripes #751
 Stripes  CC BY-SA 3.0

Vertical lines with a bumpy, yet crisp, feel to it.

Source Raasa

Black Wall #1267
 Wall  CC 0

Zero CC asphalt, pavement, texture, photographed and made by me. CC0 WARNING I FOUND A SEAM ON THIS TEXTURE

Source Sojan Janso

"Dark Wood", Free Web Background #872
 Wood  CC BY-SA 3.0

Feel free to download this "Dark Wood" background texture for your web site. The background tiles seamlessly!

Source V. Hartikainen

Retro Circles Background 7 No Black #433
 Unknow  CC 0

Retro Circles Background 7 No Black

Source GDJ

Rice Wall #1255
 Wall  CC 0

Zerro CC tillable texture of stones photographed and made by me. CC0

Source Sojan Janso

Decorative divider 231 #2149
 Dark  CC 0

From a design found in 'History of the Virginia Company of London; with letters to and from the first Colony, never before printed', Edward Neill, 1869.

Source Firkin

Congruent Pentagon Outline #1308
 Dark  CC BY-SA 3.0

By popular request, an outline version of the pentagon pattern.

Source Atle Mo

Wide Rectangles #699
 Wall  CC BY-SA 3.0

Simple wide squares with a small indent. Fits all.

Source Petr Šulc.

Floors & Yellow #1605
 Wall  CC 0

Floors-Tiles. CC0 License.

Source Unknow

Yellow Wood Planks Background #876
 Wood  CC BY-SA 3.0

This background pattern contains a texture of yellow wood planks. I think it looks quite original.

Source V. Hartikainen

Iron Grip #587
 Dark  CC BY-SA 3.0

Sounds like something from World of Warcraft. Has to be good.

Source Tony Kinard

Wall #1360
 Wall  CC 0

Seamless , tileable CC-0 texture. Created by my own, feel free to use wherever you want!

Source Linolafett

[email protected] #832
 Dark  CC BY-SA 3.0

Have you wondered about how it feels to be buried alive? Here is the pattern for it.

Source Hendrik Lammers

Prismatic Hexagonalist Pattern No Background #390
 Light  CC 0

Prismatic Hexagonalist Pattern No Background

Source GDJ

Billie Holiday #1002
 Light  CC BY-SA 3.0

No relation to the band, but damn it’s subtle!

Source Thomas Myrman

Decorative divider #1996
 Dark  CC 0

From a drawing in 'Two Women in the Klondike', Mary Hitchcock, 1899.

Source Firkin

Mooning #1140
 Gray  CC BY-SA 3.0

The classic subtle pattern. Sort of wall/brick looking. Or moon-looking?

Source Joel Klein

Background pattern 267 #2067
 Dark  CC 0

Remixed from a drawing in 'An Index to Deering's Nottinghamia Vetus et Nova', Rupert Chicken, 1899. The unit tile can be had by selecting the rectangle in Inkscape and using shift-alt-i

Source Firkin

Light Wool #695
 Grid  CC BY-SA 3.0

Submitted as a black pattern, I made it light and a few steps more subtle.

Source Andy

Wood Web Background #870
 Wood  CC BY-SA 3.0

Here's a tile-able wood background image for use in web design.

Source V. Hartikainen