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An intricately carved four post antique cot with canopy can be re-purposed as a divan with arrangement of bolsters and pillows

Bedroom Décor With Antiques-Few Incredible Ideas

Uncategorized By May 21, 2016 Tags: , , , , , ,

With antiques in the house becoming the trend- when decorating the house, it is a great idea to carry the antiques into the bedroom as well. There are several ways you can do this, from something as bold as changing your bed to an old fashioned four poster bed to adding cozy reading corners to focus on particular objects. Here…

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Antique hand-held brass fan with peacock neck handle

Antique Hand-held Brass Fan

Most Viewed By April 11, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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…

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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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Kidaram – Large Brass Water Storage Pot

Most Viewed By October 24, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

                                This large brass storage pot is known as Kidaram in Tamil language. Kidaram is used for storage of water in the area known as Chettinadu in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Chettinadu is a dry area and in the olden days where corporation…

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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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Thondi – The Copper Pot For Water

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

  Thondi is a copper or brass pot that is used for drawing water from the well. The Thondi shown in the picture is hand made out of copper. Few decades ago when the expanding cities and towns did not have running water through pipe lines and there were no overhead water tanks to collect water by opening few valves.,…

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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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Antique Brass and Bronze curry pots in a group

Antique Brass And Bronze Curry Cooking Pots

Featured, Most Viewed By April 6, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

  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…

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