The overall presentation and the images within this pin represent "gestalt" by symmetry. The gestalt concept says that objects must be balanced or symmetrical in order to be seen as complete or whole. Not only are the images symmetrical, but the presen
A Lady at Her Toilette, Basohli style, Mankot, Jammu-Kashmir, India, c.1700. The Takri inscription on top has been read by Ohri as "parimangalam" or "pagamangalam," meaning "auspicious in every respect" or "auspicious foot," respectively. Since the kneeling maid is attending to the lady's foot and an anklet rests on the stool, the second reading is more relevant.