The Cultural Voyage of a Corporate Executive – Zishta

Artisan at work. Photo Courtesy - Zishta.

  I got to know about Zishta by chance. And I should thank Facebook for that. Social media has worked wonders for me. I have met interesting people online and have had engaging and interesting conversations with them regarding antiques. Some inspired me, some told me that I inspired them, some were full of questions… Continue reading The Cultural Voyage of a Corporate Executive – Zishta

Go Vintage With Your House This Winter!!!

How many times have you visited a place and got blown away by the ambiance and decor? Recently I visited a hotel in Udaipur and I was mesmerized with the way the hotel’s decor was done. There wasn’t a single item that belonged to today’s world, from the flower pot to the statutes, it all… Continue reading Go Vintage With Your House This Winter!!!

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… Continue reading Antique Brass Coffee Filter

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,… Continue reading Antique Brass And Bronze Curry Cooking Pots

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Antique Brass Sweets Carrier

  This wonderful brass vessel with a lid is used store and carries sweets like Laddu. In my younger days I used to see ladies in silk saris come to our house carrying vessels like this each one holding different sweets. The ladies used to ask my mother to give them a plate and would… Continue reading Untitled

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,… Continue reading Vintage Brass 5-Tier Tiffin Box Carrier

Vintage Burma Teak Wood Trunk Box

Vintage Burma Teak Wood Trunk Box

  The sturdy handsome teak wooden box you see here is made in Burma and shipped to India by the workers at Burma of Indian origin. This enchanting box is made of pure Burma teak wood, famous for its durability,strength and water resistance.The box is known as ‘trunk box’ since it is made out of… Continue reading Vintage Burma Teak Wood Trunk Box

Antique Elephant Incense Stick Holder

Antique elephant incense stick holder.

  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… Continue reading Antique Elephant Incense Stick Holder