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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…

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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….

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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…

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Antique hand-held brass fan with peacock neck handle

Antique Hand-held Brass Fan

Most Viewed By April 11, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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…

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Marachombu with lid that is used to carry water during journey

My Experience With Using Antique Vessels For Cooking And Drinking Water

Most Viewed By March 28, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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…

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Mystical Copper vessel

Most Viewed By February 24, 2016 Tags: , , , ,

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…

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A Door into the Past

Most Viewed By February 2, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

                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…

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Personal encounter with Antiques!

Most Viewed By January 18, 2016

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…

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