The Egyptians relied on inspiration from the natural world for decorative motifs. The main motifs were developed from plants which also played an important role in their lives. The blue lotus flower became a symbol of the sun and the resurgance of life, the plant was also used for medicinal purposes creating a feeling of well-being, euphoria and ecstasy. Blue lotus motifs occur abundantly on wall-paintings and they are frequent motifs on jewellery, glazed bowls and domestic objects. The motifs in this design have been taken directly from Egyptian designs in the conventionalised form, and the colours have been inspired by the blue lotus flower itself.