Posts Tagged With 'someswaram'

Antique Hand-held Brass Fan

11
Apr
Antique Hand-held Brass Fan
Antique hand-held brass fan with peacock neck handle I am going to present to you an antique hand-held brass fan which I have collected recently that was used by a rich landlord during the Zamindari system in pre-independence India. This beautiful brass fan is acquired from a gentleman by name Adinarayanan whose great grandfather was working as a chief accountant for a wealthy landlord in present Tamil Nadu state,India somewhere in the pre-independence era or the early 19s.  It was given as a...
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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 Glass Jar With Lid

20
Dec
Antique Glass Jar With Lid
This antique glass jar with lid shown in the picture has subtle curves, clean lines, with bulbous lid handle. The glass container is hard by nature, neutral on pallet and visually gives a relaxed feeling when looked at.The magnificent visibility is a great advantage to identify the contents quickly. This was purchased by my Grandfather Yenugu Krishna Murthy garu in the year 1916 and it is now 98 years old. Garu is a Telugu word used to address elders with respect. I have a lot of emotional...
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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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Antique Brass And Bronze Curry Cooking Pots

06
Apr
Antique Brass And Bronze Curry Cooking Pots
Antique Brass and Bronze curry pots in a group   The antique brass and bronze pots shown here are exclusively used for cooking Andhra Curries. In traditional Andhra meal there will be five items invariably  – Muddapappu, curry, chutney, pulusu, rasam and curds or butter milk with lots of accompaniments like pickles, powders, appadam, vadiyalu, ooramirapakayalu etc. Out of all Andhra meal items curry, known as koora takes an important position. It is the main dish. So the success of the...
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Vintage Brass 5-Tier Tiffin Box Carrier

30
Jan
Vintage Brass 5-Tier Tiffin Box Carrier
Vintage Brass 5-Tier Tiffin box carrier   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 school when I was five years old after doing proper pooja and ceremonial Akharabhyasam (writing OM first time on the slate). I started...
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Antique Brass Milk Pot

07
Jan
Antique Brass Milk Pot
  Antique brass milk pot 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 years old. My mother along with their parents came to her husband’s house for the first time in a decked up double bullock cart with all her belongings and the cow...
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