Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
Also known as amlikar, it is a needle-embroidered Kashmiri shawl dating to the nineteenth century. While it is likely to have originated from the use of embroidery to add finishing touches to a kani shawl, unlike the kani shawl which features woven woven, it is characterised by embroidery done on an undecorated pashmina shawl. The term itself is considered archaic in modern times, with the embroidery now known by as sozani.