The Antique Brass Fire Walking Pot. Iyengar Chombu – An Integral Part Of Vaishnavite Rituals Back to Basics-Antique Stone Cooking and Storage Pots 7 Must –Follow tips for caring your Antique books Antique Hand-held Brass Fan

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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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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Antique Hand-held Brass Fan

11
Apr
Antique Hand-held Brass Fan
Antique hand-held brass fan with peacock neck handle I am going to present to you an antique hand-held brass fan which I have collected recently that was used by a rich landlord during the Zamindari system in pre-independence India. This beautiful brass fan is acquired from a gentleman by name Adinarayanan whose great grandfather was working as a chief accountant for a wealthy landlord in present Tamil Nadu state,India somewhere in the pre-independence era or the early 19s.  It was given as a...
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My Experience With Using Antique Vessels For Cooking And Drinking Water

28
Mar
My Experience With Using Antique Vessels For Cooking And Drinking Water
Here’s a new guest post. Sushma, is an ardent follower of ykantiques.com. After realising the benefits of using traditional cooking vessels, she has discarded the modern kitchenware like pressure cookers and non-stick cookware one fine morning and started using only traditional cookware made of brass, bronze, copper, iron and earthen pots. She proudly says that neither she nor her husband visited a doctor since last 2 years and she attributes this gift of health to her traditional way of...
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Mystical Copper vessel

24
Feb
Mystical Copper vessel
Mystical copper vessel with 3 white metal strips, dragon embellishments and the lid with the knob Copper has played an important role in human civilization. It is one such element that has been extensively used in shaping up the history and culture of Asian countries and the world at large.Copper holds the significance of being an essential mineral required by our body to finding a place in the temples and monasteries as a vessel of prime importance on which food is offered to the Gods. As the...
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A Door into the Past

02
Feb
A Door into the Past
              Antique main door with carved frame,projected canopy,brass handle, locking chain and turmeric yellow threshold   Update: Here’s a video we’ve recently done. Do check it out and read the article for detailed information. Gather around on the rug, its story time! The sun is beginning to rise with its rays just beginning to filter in through the windows of the house. It wakes up a small boy, all of his seven years apparent in the curiosity his eyes held....
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Health Benefits Of Drinking Water Stored In Copper Vessels

27
Jan
Health Benefits Of Drinking Water Stored In Copper Vessels
These days even doctors recommend patients to drink water stored in copper jugs overnight on empty stomachs. Our ancestors were wise and intelligent; no wonder they used vessels made of brass and copper and they lived a longer life and were healthier than our generation. Also according to Ayurveda, there are three doshas in our bodies namely vata, kapha and pitta and it is commonly believed drinking water stored in copper jug has the ability to balance all these three doshas of our bodies. Most...
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Personal encounter with Antiques!

18
Jan
Personal encounter with Antiques!
I have known YK Sir for little over a month now, we were introduced by a common friend and since then we have been exchanging mails and talking over the phone. I can say we have been bonding over antiques. We never met officially until last Saturday (26th December, 2015). After exchanging a couple of mails- planning our rendezvous, we finally met and ever since that meeting all I am doing is thinking and visualising about the items(rare, classic, vintage and old) that were displayed in his...
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