The mysterious Nasca lines of Peru are a recurrent theme in Patricia Holstein’s designs. The Nasca lines are geolyphs from the desert of Southern Peru, which were drawn by the Nasca people some two thousand years ago. They depict geometric shapes, animals and people, some spanning more than 200 metres in diameter. The purpose of the lines has never been fully understood, but they are thought to held a spiritual significance. Patricia Holstein treasures this part of her Peruvian cultural heritage, and combines in her patterns the Nasca lines with traditional Nordic symbols such as stars and reindeer.