She has deep red skin and flowing hair. Red is representative of her inner fire or spiritual transformation as well as the life force and blood (birth and menstruation) which further reinforces her as a female Buddha icon. In this thangka, she is holding a kartika or a flaying knife which can symbolize as the tool and the drive to cut delusions and obstacles of all living beings. Meanwhile, on her right hand is a skull cap with blood towards which her head is turned seemingly in the act of consuming it. Drinking that blood symbolizes her experience with bliss. This is the mahasukha (in Sanskrit meaning the great bliss). Zoom on her right leg stepping on a red Kalarati and her left leg threads on the back of a blue Bhairava. Meanwhile, her head is crowned with five skulls while her necklace holds together 50 other skulls. The thangka uses a lot of red and orange palettes which worked well with her iconography of dancing in the middle of a fire (symbol for exalted wisdom). She can also be seen dancing the way Dakinis are playful and naked so as to represent the elusive nature of Wisdom in Emptiness.