Utensils, Vessels and Hand Engraved Plates

Even now, in most of the Indian households stainless steel utensils and vessels are used. Whenever I go to my hometown (Madurai, India), I am tempted to checkout the shops for new arrivals. Let me try to relive the experience of how it feels to visit a prominent utensil seller.

At the entrance of the shop, the distinct sound of chisel and hammer emerges above all the chaotic noise that is predominant in Indian roads. I take time to look at the silent craftsmen, laboring to beautify brass/copper/stainless utensils.

Hand Engravers - very cheap labor

This time, they were working on brass plates, which are used in pooja (Hindu religious activities).

Doing wonders with chisel and hammer

Engraved with Vinayaka

Once you enter the shop, the dazzling array of utensils from wall to wall is a sight in itself!

It's hard to decide on what to buy and what not, finally I end up buying things that I don't need as well^^.

Like teasers, vessels with handles are hung on the roof and it looks so colorful that I can't stop myself from gazing at them!

Colorful food containers

Actually, this type of carriers is eco-friendly, because locals use it to pack food instead of plastic containers and covers.


VaishVijay said...

Submitting this post for - Straight Out Of the Camera Sunday

Jidhu Jose said...

nice post . like the last pic

gengen said...

Wow so nice...Happy SOOC Sunday. Mine is ready...

SmilingSally said...


Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday.

Dimple said...

The store shot is amazing!

FM said...

Amazing art!

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Ann said...

Fantastic workmanship. Happy Blue Monday

BobThomas @ Brass Plate said...

Lovely article. I was looking for information such as this for a pooja at my residence. Really helpful.

Engraved Plates said...

nice post! It’s something I have never thought about, really, but it makes a whole lot of sense. Thanks for sharing

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