birth of the heart motif: antlers > spirals > heart; more and more stylized as the design moved from East to West (China to central Europe). [concept from Embroidered Textiles: A World Guide to Traditional Patterns by Sheila Paine]

This fascinating page shows the progression from line drawing, to charted, to being optimised for embroidery

Art Patterns, Floral Patterns, Cocktail, Floral Prints, Flower Patterns, Cocktails, Shake