At first appearance, it might be taken as cordage, or pho-cordage, but it doesn't look like a typical corded braid.
|"Woman's Burial" (1cm inc) Thanet Arch|
I've speculated [before] that Iberian acacia-leaf pottery might be appropriately named and that its derivatives (in keeping with Andrew Sherratt) were taken as a psychoactive, either in tea form or as an additive to alcohol.
I assumed that only a stylized version would have left Iberia, but it appears in this beaker and in other EBA pottery, usually a well depicted, single band is maintained in numerous potteries that went afar.
The good people of Thanet Arch provided some closeups of the beaker comb impressions and the waist decoration. See [here] (I just realized that the hyperlinks have been ghosting instead of turning blue. They're now blue, see above.)
In a previous post, linked above, I wondered if the herringbone is in fact, stylized acacia. I think you see this trend with proto-writing as the natural became stylized, divorced from its original expression.
The naturalness of this beaker's waist caught my attention.
The closeups are great. Hat tip Thanetarch.
IOT avoid confusion the title was updated to say "motif?". Hopefully what I am trying to express is coming out clearly. It is a single motif embedded within a larger expression that I find interesting.