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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    Food Cover

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

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    Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh

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  • Food Cover

    Food Cover

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    Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat, Saurashtra

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

responded: Mar 31, 2010

Posted by Carlo Singh

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If I hadn’t known this was a food cover I would use this as a shawl, which is a garment people wear in India during the winter. Or I would also use it as a table cover during festivities. I think this food cover would be a great choice for a Mexican party because of the vibrant colours and similarities in the designs that are in the food cover.

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