The symbol of Māra – a zigzag line – dates back to the Iron Age.
The Sign of Jumis - Depicting a double spiked stalk of grain, Jumis symbolizes fertility and prosperity.
The use of this graphic alphabet in various combinations enhances the intricacy of the Latvian ornamental design.
Inter-relating compatible design elements into harmonious relationships is made easier by uniform 45*, 90*, 135* directional line breaks.
Basic guidelines aid in orderly composition of design elements, yet, at the same time, allow for great flexibility in development of variations.