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

responded: Apr 2, 2012

Posted by Alex

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I think that if it weren't for covering food, I would have thought it to be a quilt or some crazy colorful scarf but most likely a quilt. I didn't think that food covers could be so elaborate.

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