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Antique elephant incense stick holder.

Antique Elephant Incense Stick Holder

most viewed By January 17, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

  This beautiful incense stick holder in the form of an elephant is a unique antique art piece. The elephant stands on its two hind legs and the other front legs are taken up and joined together resembling a prayer posture. Its body is slightly bent forward to reveal a humble gesture. Its trunk is taken up and is resting…

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Fried boorelu being taken out from the oil. Watch the matching antique ittadi garite and brass ladle.

Antique Brass Boorela Mookudu – Frying Pan

most viewed By November 9, 2013 Tags: , , ,

Boorelu are the classical traditional sweet dish of Andhra Pradesh. This sweet item is associated with celebration, joy, festivity and warmth. For happy occasions like marriages and for celebration of festivals, boorelu are a must. They are so much associated with something good and joy that when people want to ask a person when he is going to get married…

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Brass Temple Umbrella Kalasam

most viewed By November 8, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Kalasam is the most sacred symbol of Hindu religion. All Hindu religious rituals start first with kalasa pooja. It is considered as Sarva Devata Roopam (image of all Gods), Sarva Veda Roopam (image of all vedas ) and Sarva Divya Nadee Roopam (image of all sacred rivers). Because of its sacred nature, kalasam is invariably found on the top of…

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White metal Gandhamginni

Sandalwood Paste Bowl – Gandham Ginni

most viewed By November 3, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

  Sandalwood paste is an integral part of Indian culture. Sandalwood paste is called Chandanam or Gandham in India. Indian women from time immemorial used sandalwood paste to beautify their skin. They decorate their face with smearing of sandalwood paste on their face either as a dot in the forehead of a strip on the cheeks. Priests use sandalwood paste…

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Antique Iron Talimpu Garite – Tadka Ladle

most viewed By November 2, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Andhra food is very spicy, hot, pungent and aromatic. It is well known that Andhras take the hottest food in India. Within Andhra each region has its own flavours. The most distinct factor in Andhra food is its Talimpu technique of seasoning the dishes which gives spicy flavour to the dish. Talimpu is also called as Popu. My mother used…

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Beatiful stone sculptured statue of a lady drummer purchased in a sale.

How To Acquire Antiques from Genuine Sources – Top Three Tips

most viewed By September 18, 2013 Tags: , , , ,

The real joy of acquiring an antique lies in identifying an antique at its original source, persuading the owner to partake it and adding it to your collection. In this process, you get to know the source of the item, the genuineness of the item, the owner of the item, the history of the item, and the purpose for which…

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Side view of Antique Brass and Copper Kamandalam.

Antique Brass And Copper Kamandalam

most viewed By August 4, 2013 Tags: , ,

Kamandalam is a water pot with a handle used by Hindu religious sadhus, sanyasis, munis, yogis, ascetics, Buddhist monks and Hindu mendicants to carry water. Kamandalam represents a self-contained and simple life. Kamandalam is also called as Kamandal or Kamandalu. It is traditionally made out of ripe bottle gourd, or pumpkin, or coconut shell, or from wood of the Kamandalataru…

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Antique Copper Water Storage Pot – Pani Ka Ghada

most viewed By June 30, 2013 Tags: , , , , ,

The dimensions of the pot: 15” diameter at the belly,  4” diameter at the mouth, Height – 12” This antique copper water storage pot is from the state of Rajasthan, India. Most part of Rajasthan is a desert or arid land and water is a scarce commodity. It is a common sight in rural Rajasthan that women carry up to…

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Deepa Sundari Lamp.

Antique Brass Oil Diyas

Uncategorized By March 2, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , ,

Gaja Diya Gaja in Sanskrit means Elephant, and Diya is an oil lamp with a wick. This oil lamp is crafted to show an Elephant carrying a diya on its back. It is customary that Gods, Kings and Dignitaries sit in a howdah placed on a caparisoned Elephant. They do not sit directly on the back of the Elephant. In…

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