Escher style Tessellation Geometry Art from Widya Huang's Batari school 4th grade math class in Indonesia

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This is a classic translational (slide) tessellation. You can tell it's a translational tessellation because the bunnies' heads are all at the same angle-- they're simply repeated along the X axis (left-right) and Y axis (up-down), without rotation.

Is this a tessellation? Well, if we look at the faces NOT as faces, but as abstract shapes, then yes, this is a tessellation. However, if we say the shape is a face, then we have to ask "Where's the bunny's body?" and "My goodness, those rabbits have only two feet, and noses like elephants!"

See this example from the "Is it a Tessellation?" section of for a clearer explanation of why Leony's "Chubby Bunnies" make...and don't make...a tessellation.

So, which is your favorite rabbit head? Mine's the winking bunny in the top row, center.