Posts Tagged With 'Traditional 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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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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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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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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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 Kindi: Lota With A Spout

23
Nov
Antique Brass Kindi: Lota With A Spout
        Kindi is a type of Indian lota or chambu with a spout mostly used in kerala state, India, as a multipurpose vessel.It is used as a water dispenser for various pooja rituals and daily ablutions. Kindi like vessel with spout is also used in Andhra Pradesh and is called KommuChambu. Similar kindis are used in north India with a handle and is called kamandalam. The kindi is said to have existed since the dawn of the civilisation to store and carry water from place to place. The...
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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 Hair Untangler

31
Mar
Antique Brass Hair Untangler
Antique Brass hair untangler This is picture of an antique brass hair untangler or a comb. I am very careful the usage of the word comb as the artifact does not identify with the characteristics of a comb. It is long and forked. The design is similar to that of two pronged fork. It is made of brass so the forked ends remain sturdy. Long and forked design of the untangler   Two pronged edges and handle   As the name suggests the Antique Hair untangler or detangler was used to remove knots...
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