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Antique Brass Spice Box

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  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…

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Antique Brass Idli Steamer (Idli Patra)

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  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…

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Antique Gajalakshmi Panchaloha Oil Lamp

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  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…

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Vintage Attar Distillation Vessel – Copper ‘Bhapka’

featured, most viewed By October 5, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

                                Attar is an Indian name for the traditional perfumes made in India by ancient technique of distillation using copper vessels.This beautifully shaped copper vessel called ‘Bhapka’ is used in the traditional method of distillation of attar. The very mention of attar gives a romantic…

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Antique Brass and Bronze curry pots in a group

Antique Brass And Bronze Curry Cooking Pots

featured, most viewed By April 6, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

  The antique brass and bronze pots shown here are exclusively used for cooking Andhra Curries. In traditional Andhra meal there will be five items invariably  – Muddapappu, curry, chutney, pulusu, rasam and curds or butter milk with lots of accompaniments like pickles, powders, appadam, vadiyalu, ooramirapakayalu etc. Out of all Andhra meal items curry, known as koora takes an…

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Vintage Brass 5-Tier Tiffin box carrier

Vintage Brass 5-Tier Tiffin Box Carrier

featured, most viewed By January 30, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

  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…

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