Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
A traditional Gujarat design, commonly seen in bandhani silk sarees, it depicts a circle of dancing women within a medallion setting, surrounded by floral and foliate motifs, and animals such as peacocks and elephants. The dense pattern is set in distinct borders, usually on a bright red ground. It derives its name from raas, the traditional Gujarati dance form.