Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
A motif with a raised surface, it is often found in textiles. Cables are created by knitting out of order, usually by skipping a certain number of stitches. This creates a twisting, rope-like appearance with crossed stitches, giving the appearance of twisted helix-like cable designs in the textile. The motif also appears in sculptural works.