Engraved flowers, views and devices are often combined with decorative cutting.
The manufacture, modelling and painting of faience objects, and the making of inlays in many materials were also familiar to Aegean craftsmen, who show in all their best work a strong sense of natural form and an appreciation of ideal balance and decorative effect, such as are seen in the best products of later Hellenic art.
The sandstone has not resisted the effects of weather, and much of the external decorative work has perished.
Most Japanese decorative designs consist of natural objects, treated sometimes in a more 1~hi0 or less conventional manner, but always distinguished by delicacy of touch, graceful freedom of conception and delightfully harmonized tints.
Cultivated by them as a decorative plant, in many forms, including dwarf forms not exceeding a foot in height.