The secret of life is hidden within the lily flower. In legends the lily flower was a symbol of a maidens charms, innocence and honour. The embroidered lily flower is an aid to working out the secret of these charms. It you look carefully at the contours of the geometrical pattern, the silhouette of two birds can be traced - a sign of love and couples. Besides the flower, an’ integral part of the decoration is a leaf and bud which comprise an inseparable trio representing birth, growth and the continuity of life. The lily decoration without doubt embodies a sign reminiscent of the cross. It is magical and thus for a couple acts as a blessing for starting a family. The cross, then, is an ancient symbol of united paternal and maternal, solar and water energies.
Occasionally, dew-drops are embroidered above the flower, which also mean fertilization. But why is the lily in particular a female symbol? Because it itself is the essence of humid or moist energy. This is confirmed by the ancient name of the flower "krin". Compare this name with the word ³ of the same root "krinitsya" (meaning "spring" or "well").