Thursday, March 25, 2010

Antique Workmanship

Some more stuff from Man Mohan Munshi Ji's personal collection.

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Copper vessel with lid on a wooden Badrapeeth used for worship of Saligram (Banalingas) and Parthishor on Sawan Purnamashi by Kashmiri Pandits in the past. At present the  use  of these artifacts is no longer in practice.

A closer view of the above  wooden Badrapeeth showing fine artistic carvings.
Wooden   tumbler and  cups made of wood  at Anantnag (South
Kashmir). This art is no longer in vogue  The artisans  since long
have taken to walnut  carvings . All these items have been used by my
grand parents 1868-1954 approx. and at present  are in my personal
collection


Not an antique but an elephant shaped tea cosy . [Apparently quite appreciated in the west]

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