"Basohli Paintings evolved in the 17th and 18th centuries as a distinctive style of painting fusing Hindu mythology, Mughal miniature techniques, and the folk art of the local hills. The painting style derives its name from the place of its origin—the hill town of Basohli. . . in the state of Jammu & Kashmir."
The Wheel of Bliss Mandala (detail). Paramasukha and Chakrasamvara in divine embrace is the union of great bliss and emptiness, which are one and the same essence. Tibetan Tangka, Gouache on cotton. late 15th-early16th C. Private Collection
Makhan in an enchanted garden, embraced by an ifrit dated 1648, from Bukhara, with possible influences from Mughal painting. Based on Nizami’s Khamsa or "five poems" of Nizami Ganjavi, a 12th-C. Persian poet, which was created for the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the early 1590s by a number of artists and a single scribe working at the Mughal court, very probably in Akbar's new capital of Lahore in North India, now in Pakistan.