|Petroglyphs are images that were etched or pecked
into stone, usually boulders or large rock faces. Most petroglyphs
found in the U.S. were made by American Indians and were made
by pecking. An early method of pecking may have been accomplished
by striking the boulder directly with a hammerstone, removing
part of the boulder's surface. Later, a more controlled method
was developed by using two stones, in much the way a chisel is
used, to peck boulders.
Petroglyphs are found world-wide but I used images found in the
U.S. as my inspiration for these patterns. The patterns on this
page and the Southwest
page that have the same backgound are the same size so you can
make a grouping for your wall.