A wonderful creature depicted in this embroidery design is a surprisingly important symbol in many Asian countries.
In Japan, a butterfly in the house is a symbol of joy and happiness. In ancient times, Japanese newlyweds at the wedding used to release into the sky a pair of live butterflies, which was considered the key to further happy married life.
In China, a groom gives his beloved a butterfly (live or made of jade) as a sign of unchangeable love. And this is not yet a complete list of peoples and their beliefs about these insects.