Notes on Antique Textiles, Folk Art & Timeless Traditions – Jaina Mishra

The Vishalla Collection

This amazing collection of antique metal pots, pans, and containers is housed in Ahmedabad. That this museum is not the core engagement of the collector comes as a surprise to most visitors – it is just a hobby of the owner of one of the most popular restaurants in India.

The photos were taken casually – in my pre-photography-as-a-passion days – on a dinner outing a few years ago. But they provide a good glimpse of the treasures preserved by Surendrabhai.

demo on usage

Surendrabhai ‘s collection contains secrets of life as we no longer know it – there are items that are defunct today and it would take a whole lot of mystery-solving to figure out the use of some of these articles if someone were to exacavate these even 5o years later and find that the instruction manual was missing!

Someday I will go back to Vishalla and understand all the unique articles at leisure.


p.s. a few such interesting metal articles are also available in the wovensouls collection here

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This entry was posted on August 21, 2010 by in Art Kaleidoscope, MUSEUM WALKS and tagged , , , , , , , .

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