Seated Yogini 16th Century North-Indian Painting Hanging Canvas Print

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This 16th century north-Indian painting shows an elderly yogini, seated on an animal skin (presumably a spotted deer, from the markings), with her japa mala in hand. The japa mala is a common object seen in paintings of yogis and yoginis. Her other hand is shown resting on a Yoga-danda – which is a tool to help yogis and yoginis during japa. In many of these paintings, the yoginis are without an upper body cloth, as the practice of covering came after the Mughal and British rule.