Ancient Egypt also looks good for blackwork and dotwork. Philip Yarnell representated the weighing of the heart and god Anubis. The afterlife was a strong point of Egyptian culture, surprisingly similar with Christian culture.
Sweet details such as piped icicles, boughs of greenery, and a cinnamon-stick woodpile lend realistic charm to our Swedish gingerbread cottage. A light dusting of confectioners' sugar mimics freshly fallen snow.