Decorative motifs represent most prominent and most valuable artistic feature of the tombstone stećci. It drew attention of numerous scientists and curious men.
The researchers mostly devoted to examining a variety of motifs, trying to describe them, explain their purpose and meaning. This caused usually unjustifiably made connections between the stećak tombstones and the various monuments in different parts of Europe, but also related to different dates.
It should be as well mentioned that the most of the tombstones stećci are not decorated at all. Only around 6.000 tombstones stećci carry different decorative motifs. Although not so large in number, decorative motifs still excite imagination and serve as an endless source for the study of the medieval sepulchral art of the old Bosnian state.