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Food Cover

Type: For the Household
Object Name: Food Cover
Local Name: rumal
Place Made: Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh
Period: Mid 20th century
Date: 1940 - 1960
Dimensions: L 74 cm x W 71 cm
Materials: Cotton; silk
Techniques: Plain woven; embroidered
ID Number: T94.0813
Credit: From the Opekar / Webster Collection

This cover is a good example of flat soof embroidery: a counted-thread satin stitch used to create precise geometric designs primarily based on triangles. Soof is used by several interrelated communities in Sindh, Pakistan and Kutch, Gujarat.