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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    Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Chamba

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    Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh

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What would you use this cloth for if you didn’t know it was meant for covering food?

responded: Sep 20, 2011

Posted by Charlene B

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If i did not know that this cloth was used for covering food, I would most likely use it as an accessory to my outfits or possibly even a decoration piece on my coffee table. If i were to use it as an accessory, it could be fashioned as a headscarf or as a decorative belt around some black jeans. I really love the colours of the cloth and the stylized design of the imagery, it pops and grabs your attention. I think that the designs combined with the colouring would make it very unique as an accessory or household decoration because it's not something that you find in mass marketed stores.

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