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Antique Brass Milk Pot

Most Viewed By January 7, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

  When my mother came to my father’s house for the first time in the year 1936 after her marriage, her father gifted her few items for her comfort at the new home including a cow and a brass milk pot known as paala tappela into which the milk is squeezed from the cow.  This brass milk pot is 77…

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Vintage Milk Glass Tumbler

Vintage Milk Glass Tumbler

Most Viewed By December 31, 2013 Tags: , , , , , ,

The primitive man drank his water from the flowing rivers and water tanks by cupping his hands to form a tumbler to drink. Later, he started using leaves by rolling them like a tumbler. Subsequently, with the invention of the cutting tool, he started using the hollow bamboo cut to size to form a tumbler. With progress of civilization, he…

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Antique Brass Ghee Storage Pots

Most Viewed By December 20, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

  Ghee is known to Indians since 6,500 BC. This was revealed through the traces of ghee found from the excavated pots belonging to that period. Ghee was used by ancient Indians for the ritual fire sacrifices called Homam. Ghee is truly an Indian invention and mainly used in India. It has spread to the neighboring countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh,…

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Antique Cloth Cradle Separator

Most Viewed By December 1, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Ancient Indian civilization has passed on through generations to modern times a simple cradle made out of cloth in which the babies love to sleep. This cloth cradle is basically a cloth hammock created from a cotton cloth, from a simple cotton dhoti or a sari tied to a hook and hung from the ceiling to a provision…

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Antique Brass Pedestal Bowl

Most Viewed By November 25, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

  This is a beautiful brass bowl with a pedestal. Anything sacred is always kept on a pedestal. The statues of Gods, Goddesses, the sacred Kalasam are mounted on a pedestal because they are of ritualistic importance and should not be placed on the ground according to Hindu tradition. The Radukalu (divine sandals representing the feet of gods and goddesses)…

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Fried boorelu being taken out from the oil. Watch the matching antique ittadi garite and brass ladle.

Antique Brass Boorela Mookudu – Frying Pan

Most Viewed By November 9, 2013 Tags: , , ,

Boorelu are the classical traditional sweet dish of Andhra Pradesh. This sweet item is associated with celebration, joy, festivity and warmth. For happy occasions like marriages and for celebration of festivals, boorelu are a must. They are so much associated with something good and joy that when people want to ask a person when he is going to get married…

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Brass Temple Umbrella Kalasam

Most Viewed By November 8, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Kalasam is the most sacred symbol of Hindu religion. All Hindu religious rituals start first with kalasa pooja. It is considered as Sarva Devata Roopam (image of all Gods), Sarva Veda Roopam (image of all vedas ) and Sarva Divya Nadee Roopam (image of all sacred rivers). Because of its sacred nature, kalasam is invariably found on the top of…

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Sandalwood Paste Bowl – Gandham Ginni

Most Viewed By November 3, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

  Sandalwood paste is an integral part of Indian culture. Sandalwood paste is called Chandanam or Gandham in India. Indian women from time immemorial used sandalwood paste to beautify their skin. They decorate their face with smearing of sandalwood paste on their face either as a dot in the forehead of a strip on the cheeks. Priests use sandalwood paste…

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Antique Iron Talimpu Garite – Tadka Ladle

Most Viewed By November 2, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Andhra food is very spicy, hot, pungent and aromatic. It is well known that Andhras take the hottest food in India. Within Andhra each region has its own flavours. The most distinct factor in Andhra food is its Talimpu technique of seasoning the dishes which gives spicy flavour to the dish. Talimpu is also called as Popu. My mother used…

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Vintage Wooden Cabinet Box for Used Laundry Clothes

Most Viewed By October 19, 2013

This beautiful vintage wooden cabinet is made to store clothes meant for washing. Before the invasion of polyester or artificial fabric garments in India, both men and women used to wear cotton clothes. It was a tradition that once bath is taken in the morning every day, Indians used to wear washed clean cotton clothes invariably and kept the used…

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