Using their fertile imagination the women of Punjab developed various motifs. Inspiration was drawn from the vegetables, flowers, animals that they had. Some of them are karela bagh (bitter gourd), gobhi bagh (cauliflower), dhaniya bagh (coriander) and mirchi bagh (chilli). Some as lehriya bagh (wave) some as satrangas meaning seven-coloured and panchrangas meaning five-coloured motifs while the most common and beautiful motifs are based on the wheat and barley stalks that grow all over Punjab. Amongst animals the most common were the mor (Peacock) Designs.
Recently new motifs have been developed known as Parantha (originally with eight colours), Kanchan Design, Butti Design etc.
Thus every possible representation of life and nature find expression therein.