The amazing regularity of the cavitations, symmetry, and the orderly honeycomb pattern resemble an anatomical structure or living tissue pattern. This is not a living tissue, however. This delicate lacework is Tafoni sandstone formation. The carvings of this rock are very small. The smallest cavity is approximately the size of a penny.

Tafoni sandstone formation

Tafoni formation

This fragile pattern is an inspiration for me to make a lacy garment with a pattern resembling Tafoni. Hm!

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