Ornamentation is the endeavor to beautify a page or column. There are different methods, namely: Initials at the beginning of a book, chapter or paragraph are enlarged, written in a different color, painted, or intricately designed, e.g. the letter A as a bird next to a stem. Drawing ornamented borders. Placement of vignettes before or after sections, books, or chapters. Monocondylia, playing with letters or letter combinations. Illustrations of the contents of the book.