Posts Tagged With 'Cultural Antiques'

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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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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Antique Coin Toning And Why You Should Know About It

08
Jan
Antique Coin Toning And Why You Should Know About It
A lot of antique collectors start off with an interest in old coins. Coin toning is a term used to describe the discolouring of coins which happens due to the oxygen in the air and its effects on the metal of the coin.The word of the day today for the budding numismatist is toning. I’m sure the antiquer in you is eager to figure out how toning applies to you and your love for antiquing.If you have a conversation with someone interested in coins, they will give you varied opinions about...
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Antiques – A Class Apart!

10
Nov
Antiques – A Class Apart!
Antiques are rare collectible items that have survived the test of time and lived a lineage. It is a matter of pride to own such mystic pieces of art belonging to an era where we didn’t even live. A piece of antique takes us back in time giving an insight into the culture, values and beliefs of people who lived in that particular time period. An antique item could be anything belonging to an era; it could be anything ranging from utensils to weapons to drawings to coins. The best part about...
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Vintage Attar Distillation Vessel – Copper ‘Bhapka’

05
Oct
Vintage Attar Distillation Vessel - Copper 'Bhapka’
Distillation vessel ”Bhapka” with large belly and narrow neck                                 Attar is an Indian name for the traditional perfumes made in India by ancient technique of distillation using copper vessels.This beautifully shaped copper vessel called ‘Bhapka’ is used in the traditional method of distillation of attar. The very mention of attar gives a romantic feeling of lingering fragrance that...
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Jaadis – The Ceramic Jars For Pickles

30
Dec
Jaadis - The Ceramic Jars For Pickles
        These beautiful ceramic jaadis you see in the pictures are used for storing pickles.These are known as pingani jaadi or peengan jaadi in south India meaning that they are made out of porcelain.These double colour beauties mostly in white and brown combination are pride of the kitchen few decades ago.They come in various sizes from huge jaadis for storing pickles for the entire year consumption for those large combined families to small ones to store ghee and curds...
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Antique Brass Coffee Filter

05
Nov
Antique Brass Coffee Filter
Antique brass Coffee filter   I am one among those millions world over for whom a cup of freshly brewed hot coffee early in the morning is a heavenly delight. My coffee should be a South Indian filter coffee with fresh decoction taken from well roasted coffee beans with the right blend of chicory powder mixed with fresh hot foaming milk with a balanced mix of sugar. The first coffee in the morning is divine with the pleasant aroma giving a heady feeling.Without this golden brown brew...
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Vintage Ugadi Vendi Ginni (Silver bowl)

31
Oct
Vintage Ugadi Vendi Ginni (Silver bowl)
Vintage Ugadi Vendi Ginni             This vintage silver bowl is used for keeping the Ugadi pachhadi the traditional chutney prepared every year for Ugadi festival. We used to call this vintage bowl as Vendi Mattu Ginni meaning the silver bowl with Mattu, a type of supporting ring under the bowl. This vintage silver Mattu Ginni is used only for two occasions. Firstly, to hold and serve Ugadi chutney every year and secondly to serve curds whenever we have a special...
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