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’

Sandalwood Paste Bowl – Gandham Ginni

Sandalwood paste bowl-front view

  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… Continue reading Sandalwood Paste Bowl – Gandham Ginni