Archive for April, 2017

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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