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Antique Brass Spice Box

featured, Video By May 9, 2017 Tags:

  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…


Antique Brass Idli Steamer (Idli Patra)

featured, Video By April 22, 2017 Tags:

  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…


Antique Gajalakshmi Panchaloha Oil Lamp

featured, Video By April 1, 2017 Tags:

  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…


The Antique Brass Fire Walking Pot.

most viewed, Uncategorized By July 27, 2016

    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…


Iyengar Chombu – An Integral Part Of Vaishnavite Rituals

most viewed, Uncategorized By July 5, 2016

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….


Back to Basics-Antique Stone Cooking and Storage Pots

most viewed By June 23, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , ,

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…