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.
Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Himachal Pradesh, Chamba
Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh
Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Himachal Pradesh
Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat, Saurashtra