Damn, I watched the live stream and apparently missed them saying that. One of the guys specifically said the pattern was just there to make it easier to identify parts of the chute. Neat!The message encoded on the parachute has been decoded.
Decoding the Parachute Al Chen the Perseverance Entry Descent and Landing lead, during the NASA live stream, said that there was a message encoded in the parachute. Cracked ! Cracking the code Solution " " " " " " " " constants (thanks /u/Tharbie for the data) importsobservablehq.com