Back to Basics-Antique Stone Cooking and Storage Pots

of beautifully shaped antique Granit 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… Continue reading Back to Basics-Antique Stone Cooking and Storage Pots

My Experience With Using Antique Vessels For Cooking And Drinking Water

Marachombu with lid that is used to carry water during journey

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… Continue reading My Experience With Using Antique Vessels For Cooking And Drinking Water

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… Continue reading Mystical Copper vessel

A Door into the Past

Close view of the door showing the details on the canopy

                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… Continue reading A Door into the Past

Antique Coin Toning And Why You Should Know About It

A lot of antique collectors start off with an interest in old coins. Coin toning is a term used to describe the discolouring of coins which happens due to the oxygen in the air and its effects on the metal of the coin.The word of the day today for the budding numismatist is toning. I’m… Continue reading Antique Coin Toning And Why You Should Know About It

Vintage Attar Distillation Vessel – Copper ‘Bhapka’

Collection of rare Attars –display from a shop in Hyderabad

                                Attar is an Indian name for the traditional perfumes made in India by ancient technique of distillation using copper vessels.This beautifully shaped copper vessel called ‘Bhapka’ is used in the traditional method of distillation of attar. The very mention… Continue reading Vintage Attar Distillation Vessel – Copper ‘Bhapka’

Jaadis – The Ceramic Jars For Pickles

Jaadeelu

        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… Continue reading Jaadis – The Ceramic Jars For Pickles

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