Food cover

On special occasions, Indians use ceremonial cloths, or rumal, to cover elaborate metal serving dishes. Embroidered in silk, this rumal depicts a spiritual dance called Rasa Iila, in which the (blue) god Krishna appears with his milkmaids, called gopis. As the supreme mystic, Krishna takes on multiple forms and dances in their midst.


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What kind of food would this rumal cover?

responded: May 13, 2010

Posted by Debirah Holland

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Had this not told me it was a food cover, I would have thought it was a beautiful scarf and I would have delighted in wearing it as one.... probably to the mortification of those who knew it's true purpose! But now I know better :-)

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