Today I used the elements of the original motif as petals of a flower and then used the same element to form a chain connecting the flowers together. It's a simple half-drop repeat, and while I was tempted to put a texture in the background I decided to keep it simple. It made me think of foulard ties which led me to think about what makes a design a foulard.
The best definition I could find was on Wikipedia:
"A foulard is a lightweight fabric, either twill or plain-woven, made of silk or a mix of silk and cotton. Foulards usually have a small printed design of various colors. Foulard can also refer by metonymy to articles of clothing, such as scarves and neckties, made from this fabric. In men's ties, foulard refers to the pattern rather than the material; it is a small-scale pattern with basic block repeat, also called a set pattern or a tailored pattern.
Foulard is believed to have originated in the Far East. The word comes from the French word foulard, with the same proper and metonymic meanings. In modern French, foulard is the usual word for a scarf or neckerchief.
Foulard fabric is also used in home décor wall coverings."