Ancient Egyptian civilization revolved upon the lotus flower. Blue and white were the most common color combinations. The former was more prominent, as evidenced by the fact that it can be seen in many hieroglyphics.
The lotus flower was largely a symbol of death and rebirth for the Egyptians. The flower’s ability to withdraw under the water at night and emerge with the morning sun gave rise to this association. The Sun God is brought from the Nun (primordial water) by a lotus flower, according to surviving hieroglyphics. The Egyptian Book of the Dead has rituals for resurrecting a person by changing them into a lotus.