75+ Free Tribal Patterns and Backgrounds to Collect

Tribal patterns come in bright colors and bold prints, making other patterns look demure. And, yet, they are becoming a commonplace like plaid. These loud bright patterns have overtaken not just the web but also packaging and  fashion as well as interior design. They are everywhere. You see them in clothes in packaging of cosmetics as well as in upholstered furniture.

If you like these patterns, then check out also some free tribal and tattoo fonts you can use in combination with these backgrounds.

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Ethnic or tribal patterns are very popular. So in this post, I put together a total of 79 patterns. The first group are  editable vector patterns while the second group are Photoshop patterns. The former is more flexible since you still have the capability to change the color as well as the arrangement of the design elements using program like Adobe Illustrator. For the latter, you need to have Adobe Photoshop program to be able to use them. The last set are ready-to-use patterns that you can get from colourlovers. I hope you will find these patterns useful in your designs. Enjoy!


I.  TRIBAL PATTERNS IN VECTOR FORMAT

01: STYLISH FOLK PATTERNS

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02:  NATIVE ABSTRACT PATTERN

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03:  NATIVE AMERICAN PATTERN WITH MOSAIC

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04:  NATIVE ABSTRACT PATTERN

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05:  ETHNIC PATTERN SEAMLESS VECTOR

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06:  COLORFUL AFRICAN PATTERN

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07:  RICH ETHNIC PATTERN

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08: NATIVE AMERICAN PATTERN

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09: ETHNIC TRIBAL STYLE PATTERN

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10:  BROWN ETHNIC STYLE PATTERN

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11:  BLUE NATIVE PATTERN

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12:  NATIVE AMERICAN PATTERN VECTOR

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II. READY-TO-USE TRIBAL PATTERNS IN IMAGE PNG

The following are ready-to-use patterns. This means you d not need to open and edit them in your vector graphic applications. Simply download the PNG image format of the pattern and start designing.

 

13:  GO IN PEACE

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14:  TRIBAL WAR SEAMLESS PATTERN

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15:  COLORFUL TRIBAL PATTERN

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16:  TRIBAL PRIDE SEAMLESS PATTERN

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17:  TRIBAL FEATHERS REPEATING PATTERN

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20: AFRICAN WOMEN AND VASES PATTERN

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21: TRIBAL PAINTBOX PATTERN

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22:  AFRICAN TRIBAL GARDEN PATTERN

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23:  TRIBAL LEAF PATTERN

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24:  TRIBAL PRINT PATTERN

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25:  TRIBAL BLOOM PATTERN

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26:  SKETCHY TRIBAL PATTERN

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27: TRIBAL ART PATTERN

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28: TRIBAL GEOMETRIC PATTERN

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III.  TRIBAL PATTERNS AND BACKGROUNDS IN PHOTOSHOP PATTERNS (.PAT)

The following are Photoshop pattern (PAT) files that you can download and use in creating fantastic designs. You need to have Adobe Photoshop  to use these patterns.

 

ETHNIC SEAMLESS PATTERNS

This pack includes 12 high-res digital papers in high-resolution. The size of each background image is at 1024px by 1024px. They tile seamlessly so you can use it for anything without worrying about resolution issues.

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TRIBAL HIPSTER BACKGROUNDS

There are 7 hipster hand drawn patterns with tribal theme that you can find in this set. They are perfect as background for websites as well as for printed designs.

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SEAMLESS TRIBAL PATTERN DESIGNS

Here is another set of 6 groovy tribal patterns that you can use as backgrounds or to fill any shape in Photoshop. The set includes total of six beautiful patterns.

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TRIBAL REPEATING PATTERNS

Another five repeating patterns with tribal designs.

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TRIBAL PHOTOSHOP PATTERNS

The download file includes four patterns contained in a single PAT file. You need to have a Photoshop program to use them.

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TRIBAL MOTIF PATTERNS

Another set of four patterns featuring tribal motifs. The patterns are contained in a single .PAT file. You need to have a Photoshop program to use them.

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GEOMETRIC TRIBAL PATTERNS

There are four patterns in this set featuring geometric tribal designs in bright colors.

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