There are several versions of where the heart symbol came from. Lovers often give each other valentines, chocolate, pillows, and other souvenirs in the shape of hearts. But few people know where this symbol of love came from.
Similar to the heart of the picture was found on pottery about 3 thousand years BC in Greece and Rome.
These were images of ivy leaves, which in shape resembled the modern symbol of the heart. Ivy in Greece was used to make wreaths and decorate the head on holidays in honor of the god of wine Dionysus. In Italy, in the 4th century BC, ivy was associated with the continuation of the family, its branches were given to newlyweds.
As well as two swans, who, bending their necks to each other, graphically create a symbol of love. Pairs of these noble birds have long been a symbol of loyalty.
Studying the origin of Valentine’s Day, scientists have concluded that the heart is a stylized image of the buttocks. Thus, the Greeks, great connoisseurs of the female body, graphically conveyed the perfect hips of the goddess of love Aphrodite. Then the modified image was borrowed by Catholic Europe.
Black and white JPG file
– One-line file with stained glass pattern and 300DPI resolution
This allows you to scale the drawing yourself to the desired size using programs such as the resizing tool.
Color JPG file
– Painting stained glass with a pattern. Will help you figure out the color combination. Any glass can be used. I work with SPECTRUM and Wissmach glasses. And in some patterns, I give the layout according to the recommended glasses.
I have already taken care of the scale and here are the optimal ones (in my opinion :)) After purchasing, download the PDF file, print it on an A4 sheet, and glue it with labels. And you will get a full-size stained glass window, which is already there, with which you can work immediately. This is probably the best way to get a physical pattern from an electronic file.
SVG vector file
If you need a different size for the pattern, it’s easy to do because I put it in the SVG file.
Easily change the picture’s proportions, the thickness and color of the lines with one movement of the mouse, scale to the desired size and perform all these operations without losing the quality of the picture.
Any vector graphics program is suitable for working with SVG. Freeware is the Inkscape graphic editor.
How to download the pattern after purchase, you can see here.
You can see how to change the size of your template here.