These figures show rope patterns woven by Nils Kristian Rossing of SINTEF Telecom and Informatics. They are figures to accompany the article "Woven Rope Friezes" by Frank Farris, Santa Clara University, and Nils Kr. Rossing, appearing in the February, 1999 issue of Mathematics Magazine.
Click to get larger versions of the ropes.
A Java applet to help you construct patterns of this type is available here.
For other visual projects involving symmetry see Frank Farris' web page.