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Antique Brass Gangalam – An Interesting Story!

29
May
Antique Brass Gangalam - An Interesting Story!
  Whenever guests or visitors come home, they always end up asking me about this antique brass gangalam that proudly sits in my living room. It is a beautiful artifact and I just had to acquire it when I first laid eyes on it. The story of how I got to know about this gangalam is an interesting one. It was during a visit to Vijayawada that my nephew told me about this family in the neighborhood that wanted to dispose the old items in their house. My nephew knew about my interest in...
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Antique Brass Spice Box

09
May
Antique Brass Spice Box
  Love spices? This time, we’ve got something unique and interesting lined up for you antique lovers – the antique brass spice box. No meal in India is complete without spices. We’ve been exporting spices to the world since ages and Indian food is synonymous with spices. Agree or disagree? When I was a kid, I used to help my mother in the kitchen when she prepared food. We had this round-shaped box made out of brass in which the spices were stored. And every kitchen in my...
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Antique Brass Idli Steamer (Idli Patra)

22
Apr
Antique Brass Idli Steamer (Idli Patra)
  Idlis are a preferred choice of breakfast in South India and they’ve has also gained popularity in the rest of India too. A good source of carbs and protein, idlis are light, tasty and a healthy choice. While the modern stainless steel idli steamers do the job well, back in the day most households had brass idli patras. As with time, the brass idli patras were slowly phased out and replaced with modern ones. Here’s an antique brass idli patra that I have in my collection...
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Antique Gajalakshmi Panchaloha Oil Lamp

01
Apr
Antique Gajalakshmi Panchaloha Oil Lamp
  As some of you might already know, I’ve made some interesting friends via the blog who keep writing to me about antiques and share their views about my collection and also about antiques that they own. One such friend that I’m regularly in touch with is Mr. Rajappan. In case you are wondering who he is, I’ve previously written an article “Bonding Over Antiques – An Interesting Association.”  You can take a quick look at it. Sometime in early July 2016, Mr. Rajappan...
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Antiques & Technology – Doing Things The Video Way!

07
Feb
Antiques & Technology - Doing Things The Video Way!
  The very idea behind starting this blog was to share my collection of antiques with antique lovers all over the world and to somehow re-ignite the spark for preserving and cherishing antiques that were once part of our daily lives. We came up with articles and all of you encouraged the initiative by subscribing to the blog, liking the YK Antiques page on Facebook, and by sharing the links with your friends and family. We received a lot of encouraging messages, queries, words of...
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The Antique Brass Fire Walking Pot.

27
Jul
The Antique Brass Fire Walking Pot.
    The antique brass fire walking pot. India,the Incredible India, has diverse cultures, mysterious rituals ,age old traditions, rich heritage  and  mythical legends .This is a land where people worship a stone, a tree, a river and a snake and  many more since they see God in all of them. The Hindus in India believe that the entire universe is the manifestation of god Himself in different forms and hence you can see God in every aspect of the universe. There is an underlying sound...
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Iyengar Chombu – An Integral Part Of Vaishnavite Rituals

05
Jul
Iyengar Chombu – An Integral Part Of Vaishnavite Rituals
Collection of Iyengar Chombus in brass and copper. It is fascinating to know that the strong and prominent Brahmin Vaishnavite community of South India called Iyengars have their own exclusive religious mark, their own rituals and a chombu designed and created to carry on their rituals. This beautifully designed chombu shown in the picture is known as Iyengar Chombu in general. Another name for it is Mannargudi Chombu. The name derives from a very famous place of pilgrimage called Mannargudi...
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Back to Basics-Antique Stone Cooking and Storage Pots

23
Jun
Back to Basics-Antique Stone Cooking and Storage Pots
Human civilization has passed through different eras and epochs resulting in the inventions that shaped our history and culture. Amongst the many ages that we have evolved through Stone Age is definitely one of them. Stone Age was the time when our entire race depended on stones. They used tools and weapons made out of stone. Everything from household items to kitchen utensils were made out of stones. Stone was the most abundantly found natural resource at that point in time. People use to...
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Vintage Brass 5-Tier Tiffin Box Carrier

30
Jan
Vintage Brass 5-Tier Tiffin Box Carrier
Vintage Brass 5-Tier Tiffin box carrier   This vintage brass 5-tier tiffin box was used by me during my school days to carry lunch to my school. I was born in the year 1940. My grandfather who was a head master for the only elementary school we had in our village Someswaram, in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, India, had admitted me into the school when I was five years old after doing proper pooja and ceremonial Akharabhyasam (writing OM first time on the slate). I started...
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7 Must –Follow tips for caring your Antique books

17
Jun
7 Must –Follow tips for caring your Antique books
With computers and e-readers, you would think that no one really cares for books. But antique books are just as significant now as they were twenty years ago. It’s one thing that the first editions of newer books are sold for very high prices, antique books are far more rare and precious and storing them in good conditions only increases their value manifold. Antique book collection Books from the late 20th century onwards, being relatively new, are easier to maintain. But the old ones,...
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Theki – Indigenous Device From Nepal For Churning Butter

08
Jun
Theki – Indigenous Device From Nepal For Churning Butter
I stepped out to get clothes off the line and I almost fainted, OMG! The heat is outrageous. The minute I dumped the clothes on the bed, I thought I should have a glass of lassi or buttermilk. Well, thanks to technology, I just grabbed some yoghurt from the refrigerator, put it in the juicer, added a few ice cubes, sugar, and a few cashews and blended it. My glass of lassi was ready which I greedily gulped and cooled myself down. Isn’t this the simplest way to make lassi that we all are...
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