Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ice cream shop, antiques, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Ice cream parlour, Nallur.

A brass plate with designs from the tombs of the Pharoes, most probably bought at Aden  or Port Said during the sea voyage to Europe in the 1930s to 1970s.

A portable betel-chew grinder popular in the 1950s in Jaffna, One placed the betel leaves, arecanut and lime inside the container. There was a rod with a flange at the tip going into the container. This was used to grind the chew. It was a precious item for the aged who had lost their teeth and could not masticate the betel chew. The ground chew of betel could be easily swallowed.