Ganga Water Lota

Uncategorized By February 23, 2012

  I had been to Varanasi several times and whenever I go, I make it a point to spend as much time as possible on the banks of Ganges river at its various ghats with beautiful steps and colorful people and mysterious ceremonies which take place on the ghats and in the Ganges river. The most inspiring sight to watch…


Antique Mobile Wash Basin

Uncategorized By January 16, 2012

Antique Mobile Wash Basin From YK’s Collection When you go to a good restaurant, you are usually provided with a napkin, and after completing the meal a finger bowl to wash your fingers. This is a courtesy and comfort they provide you and save you from going to the wash room to wash your fingers or hands. As far as…


Antique Betel Boxes

Uncategorized By January 4, 2012

  Betel Box From Yk’s Collection Betel boxes are used to store and carry paan and the various ingredients that go into making a chewing paan. Paan is basically a preparation made out of of betel leaf (piper betle),areca nut, quicklime (slaked lime) paste (Calcium Hydroxide) and a brown powder paste of katha (or Kaatha). Betel Box in Peacock Shape-…


Katar –The Dagger

Uncategorized By December 28, 2011

From YK’s Collection Katar is a dagger with a hilt comprising two parallel bars connected by two or more cross-pieces to provide grip. One of the cross pieces is located at the end of the parallel bars and is fixed to the blade. The rest of the cross pieces are fixed at the center of the parallel bars which serves…


Antique Torch

Uncategorized By December 23, 2011

YK’s collection of torches-   From YK’s Collection The torches shown in the picture are made out of carved brass. I have collected them from an antique shop in the city of Karaikudi located in the Chettinadu area of Tamil Nadu, India. Chettinadu is an area which is mostly occupied by Chettiars (trading community) and this is a very prosperous community….


Antique Ink-pot

Uncategorized By December 21, 2011

The Origin of ink-pot as per Indian Mythology : From Yk’s Collection According to Hindu scriptures the souls of all dead beings go to Yamapuri. Here the god of death Yama Dharmaraja punishes or rewards them as per the evil deeds or good deeds they have done in their life. The souls who have done more of evil deeds will go to…


Samovar – An Unique Antique Piece

Uncategorized By December 20, 2011

Samovar basically is a metal container used to boil water. The heated water is mostly used for making tea and hence Samovar is generally associated as tea maker. Samovar is used in and around Russia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and in Kashmir. Traditionally charcoal is used to heat the water. Antique samovars are known for their beautiful workmanship….