Meander

Snakes and water travel in irregular lines. They meander. Although it looks like simple decoration, the chevron ideogram is a visual metaphor for water. Meanders usually appear as V shapes and are associated with the feminine. This zig-zag marking is found all over rocks, pottery, altars, figurines, caves, and textiles all over the world, appearing time and time again in practically every culture since the dawning of humanity.