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Cultural Antiques

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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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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Antique Coin Toning And Why You Should Know About It

Most Viewed By January 8, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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…

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Vintage Attar Distillation Vessel – Copper ‘Bhapka’

Featured, Most Viewed By October 5, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

                                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…

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Jaadis – The Ceramic Jars For Pickles

Most Viewed By December 30, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

        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…

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Antique brass Coffee filter

Antique Brass Coffee Filter

Most Viewed By November 5, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

  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…

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Vintage silver Vendi mattuginni with Ugadi Pachhadi

Vintage Ugadi Vendi Ginni (Silver bowl)

Most Viewed By October 31, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

            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…

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