Why use a simple name when a fancy one will do? Zingiber is another word for Ginger. But with a Z! This design vaguely resembles the wild ginger plant, and that’s good enough for me.
Shading can turn this into a 3D pattern easily.
You see this kind of repetition, often, in designs. Official tangles ‘Tidal’ and ‘Man-o-man’ make use of it. Several of my tangles make use of it. Pick up a daisy and you’ll see it.
You create a center-the diamond in this case. You repeat an element that goes around the center, such as this teardrop with a swirl. And then repeat that element, sometimes slightly changed, sometimes not. You keep repeating it round and round.
This is a way to create your own adhoc patterns. Use any center shape, and any repeating element that fits to the center.