Antique Brass Vanity Box

Antique Brass Vanity Box

most viewed By March 19, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

  This is an Antique Brass Vanity box. In the earlier days women did not have an elaborate dressing table or assortments of creams and powders to beautify themselves. Women lived a simple life that evaded them from the likes of pretentious beauty and comparison. The kinds of items used by women were the same. These items were not customized…

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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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Vintage Burma Teak Wood Trunk Box

Vintage Burma Teak Wood Trunk Box

most viewed By January 24, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

  The sturdy handsome teak wooden box you see here is made in Burma and shipped to India by the workers at Burma of Indian origin. This enchanting box is made of pure Burma teak wood, famous for its durability,strength and water resistance.The box is known as ‘trunk box’ since it is made out of the timber planks cut out…

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Antique elephant incense stick holder.

Antique Elephant Incense Stick Holder

most viewed By January 17, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

  This beautiful incense stick holder in the form of an elephant is a unique antique art piece. The elephant stands on its two hind legs and the other front legs are taken up and joined together resembling a prayer posture. Its body is slightly bent forward to reveal a humble gesture. Its trunk is taken up and is resting…

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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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Antique Home Décor – An External Perspective

Uncategorized By November 18, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Here is a blog post by my neighbor. She was a small little girl with bright eyes when she first stepped into our house. 15 years later, when she came up to me one day and expressed her interest in writing an article about my antique collection for my blog, I was really happy. Here’s her take on my antique…

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