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Q&A Why fold your hands, and center them, in portraits?

What's this pose called? Let's not call it crossing your palms! Anyways, in portraits, the subject usually never shows hands. Then why clinch your hands, then center them in the center of the port...

2 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by TonyStewart‭

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#1: Initial revision by user avatar TextKit‭ · 2022-07-30T18:05:27Z (6 months ago)
Why fold your hands, and center them, in portraits?
What's this pose called? Let's not call it [crossing your palms](https://www.dictionary.com/browse/cross-someone-s-palm-with-silver)!

Anyways, in portraits, the subject usually never shows hands. Then why clinch your hands, then center them in the center of the portrait? What do the clasped hands betoken?

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![](https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/templechambers-www-assets/63%20NS.c65e135415a8984da9536dd2fd11df6d53caddbe.jpg)

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[Top — Zenith](https://www.templechambers.com/member/zenith-chan). [Middle — Natalie](https://www.templechambers.com/member/natalie-so). [Bottom — Wilson](https://www.templechambers.com/member/wilson-leung).