Archive for June, 2013

Antique Copper Water Storage Pot – Pani Ka Ghada

30
Jun
Antique Copper Water Storage Pot – Pani Ka Ghada
The dimensions of the pot: 15” diameter at the belly,  4” diameter at the mouth, Height – 12” This antique copper water storage pot is from the state of Rajasthan, India. Most part of Rajasthan is a desert or arid land and water is a scarce commodity. It is a common sight in rural Rajasthan that women carry up to 3 pots full of water at a time on their head from a long distance.  The water acquired with such a trouble is very precious and has to be protected by all means. Keeping...
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Antique Brass Massage Oil Cups

08
Jun
Antique Brass Massage Oil Cups
  During my younger days, the monthly ritual in our family was that all children were required to take an oil bath. To begin with, my mother used to apply a fistful of coconut oil on the top of my head and keep on patting at the same spot chanting a variety of blessings.  One blessing I still remember is “Nuvvu F.A. inka B.A. pass ayyi Collector avvali” meaning that I should pass F.A. (Fellow of Arts) and B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) and become a Collector. I did pass F.A. and B.A. but did...
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