Posts Tagged With 'south Indian'

Bedroom Décor With Antiques-Few Incredible Ideas

21
May
Bedroom Décor With Antiques-Few Incredible Ideas
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 are few incredible ideas for creating stunning bedrooms by blending antiques into bed room décor. If you go for particular bedroom idea, more often than not, it gets...
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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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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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Kidaram – Large Brass Water Storage Pot

24
Oct
Kidaram - Large Brass Water Storage Pot
Kidaram, the huge brass water storage pot on pedestal                                 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 water supply was not available through the running pipelines, people used to depend on rain...
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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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Thondi – The Copper Pot For Water

30
Nov
Thondi - The Copper Pot For Water
  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., the main source for collecting water are wells.To collect and store water,people were using various vesselsmade out of mostly clay, brass and copper. They used to have different...
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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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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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