Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
A lace-making technique wherein a needle and thread work through several smaller stitches to form the lace. The design is traced on thick paper with a supporting outlining thread and worked through with a needle and thread using straight buttonhole stitches. Once the lace is ready, a knife or scissor is used to cut the stray stitches from the backing. The technique originated in Italy in the fifteenth century.