Examples of clothing and styles in ancient India

in one of the reliefs from south india/satavahana period i found an imagery of a king with his assistant or somebody who was drawn smaller than his stature, a similar style of painting which i had encountered which is from british colonial era showed an english guy and standing on his side a smaller statured indian guy, i first thought it was racism how english painters used to paint showing british people taller than indians, but then realized through the satavahana reliefs this was an ancient indian tradition of depicting high status people as bigger in height compared to the rest. I remember an indian comment on the colonial painting as racism as well, seems like indians themselves are ignorant of their past. There is also chola painting of a chola king with his three ''little wives'' as well which i also encountered probably a month ago in this very thread.

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