Rural people decorated their clothes and household items with lacy patterns in the form of simple geometric figures, plant patterns and some animals: winged lions, owls, double-headed eagle, horse, deer, and camel. Birds are pictured more often than animals.
Descriptions of various lacy patterns were documented in the 16th century. The following names are encountered: "wheeled", "German golden with forged bands", "German jagged", "in circles", "pearled in chess", "ornamented with pearls", "ornamented with cassock", etc.
If the pattern was devised in advance, such kind of lace was called "Russian pricked patterned". If the pattern was repeated, and figures were linked together with a grid — coupled; if the pattern was repeated out of embroidery by threads counting method — numeric.