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# The Age of Brass

## Introduction

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Old may be gold - notionally. But brass is like gold - visually. It is here and now, and not something that is long lost in the labyrinthine confusion of our past.

Raiding our attic one day, made us aware of our long forgotten treasure, some of which have been with the family since mid-19th century. It was time for it to be given a respite from the unreasonably long slumber that it had been forced into. After all, they were "Brassy" things and would only be too willing to be at their shiny best and walk the ramp.

What a show it was! It made even the most conservative in the community to stand and applaud in awe, as the old brassware glowed in splendor.

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## The Age of Brass

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. . . .Divisions of time into ages, there have been aplenty.

. . . . In the geological context, there are two less twenty.

. . . .. The three-age system of classifying human history

. . . Deem the material used in man's developmental spree,

As the yardstick to distinctly demarcate the different stages

And name them as the Stone, the Bronze, and the Iron ages.

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. . . Brass has been known, for as long as bronze has been.

. . . But Brass' golden hue and its glowing, glittery sheen

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . at the hearth and in the heart.

Even for royalty, gold had mostly

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . remained in the realm of art.

Brass and bronze were derived

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. from relatively abundant copper,

Zinc and Tin, respectively, gave

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the alloys their attributes proper.

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. .The blend of need and aesthetics, to man's dexterity, lent.

.The impetus to cast, beat, and shape the metal, as he meant.

. Unimaginable time, upon this pursuit, he must have spent;

.The monotonous tedium of living, to artistically circumvent.

..There were objects in brass, associated with ethereal quests

And those for routine uses that became generational bequests.

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. .As one age-division, apparently displaced its predecessor,

.Their constituents looked upon each other as transgressors.

. . .There were exchanges of many a disparaging sobriquet;

.Oneupmanship and shameful rivalry were in naked display.

. . But a few held their own, bridging the divide with ease,

. And lingered on functionally, though notionally in decease.

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. . .One theme that has, however, been common to every age

. Is the purpose, which its constituents were made to engage.

It invariably and always had to do

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . with the preparation of food;

Seen from this perspective, history

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . can be perfectly understood.

Plastic and steel items of today, that

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . ... . . . look lackluster and crass

Were chic and classy things once,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . made from shimmering brass.

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Unlike, as it is in the modern context,

.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . where warehouses and depots

Stock edible merchandise, where

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . in refrigerated comfort they repose,

Until required at retail outlets that

.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . maybe geographically near or far.

They journey too in the class luxury

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . of an air-conditioned van or car.

Storage was distributed, involving every

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . household in the days of yore;

A year's supply of essentials, in containers,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . every family would store.

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Certain things are accorded undue privilege

.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... due to their chance association

With entities that are themselves fortunate

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to attain a state of deep veneration.

A sage in whatever posture or act, was

.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . incomplete without a brass flagon

As depicted in vedic lore, which is replete

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . with imaginative stories spun.

That a brass flagon was a ubiquitous article

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. would well support the adage

Which says that wisdom was pervasive then,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .and every one was a sensible sage!

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Water and its use has always been closely

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . associated with the world's history.

That ninety percent of the human body

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . is composed of water, is no mystery.

All great civilizations have had their inception

.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..along perennial sources of water.

The Moon is now a potential colony, water

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .being found there with other matter.

It is then no wonder that storage of this

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . precious substance was a primary need

Of societies across ages. Without it, to imagine,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .there wasn't one human deed.

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When abundant availability isn't the norm,

. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . things are highly treasured;

Wastage is curtailed to the minimum and their

.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . use is particularly measured.

All established societies followed standards

.. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. for general transactional ease;

Containers of definite volumes were made,

.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . for this requirement, to appease.

They went by different names; if, for the British

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . it was Peck and Bushel;

The terms, Kolve and Ser, or Azhakku and Padi,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .served the Indians well.

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Coffee is grown worldwide, but a form of

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . consumption that is unique

Is in the South Indian states, and is called

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Filter Coffee", so to speak.

Brewed in a special device with two

. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . cylindrical cups, one above the other;

The top one loaded with a mixture that has

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . coffee and chicory together.

Boiling water seeps through it to the cup below

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .forming a dark decoction;

Enthusiasts would vouch that it provides

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . impulsion to thought and action.

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Long-distance travel in earlier times, was pleasantly arduous

Requiring very involved planning that was greatly assiduous

A journey in a cart, lasting anywhere

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . between a week and two;

. Needed provisions and kitchenware to be lugged along too.

Ingenuity contrived to compact the utensils

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . into a single unit.

About a score, but when packed, into

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . each other they would fit.

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. .Certain sights induce lateral thoughts of an extreme kind.

. . Very indistinctly connected parallels they bring to mind.

. . .Seeing the tall oil jar takes one back to one's childhood;

. . To the realm of fantasies, all packed with bad and good;

. . .A story that pops out from the stacked memory sheaves

. . .Is the one about Ali Baba and the forty wicked theives!

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Brass imparts to the food cooked in it,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a definite and distinct flavor.

Connoisseurs quite often go gaga,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..its subtle tinge, when they savor.

The reason attributed to this bit of

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. nuance is the metal's peculiarity,

Which causes it to heat and cool

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . languorously and in uniformity.

It may not fit into the modern world

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of fast food and instant stuff;

But among those with time and

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . inclination there will be many a buff.

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Human's affinity for unwholesome food

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seems a congenital defect.

The range of savories in the market, is a

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sure measure of this effect.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . established exploiting this failing;

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . does the medical world's railing.

The Brass Age society wasn't bereft

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of this debilitating weakeness;

Tools existed in every kitchen, for this

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . perpetual craving to address.

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A shape that immediately sets imagination

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . rolling at a frenzied pace

Is that vessel's; to cook rice - with

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . milk, jaggery and condiments to lace;

Resulting in a dish that has an entire

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . celebrative event named after it.

In the wake of a copious harvest; to the

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . title of "Pongal" they both submit.

Sugarcane stalks for a backdrop and

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . turmeric stems adorning its bosom

The ambience is truly pleasurable and

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .its effect on the palate, awesome!

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. . . .Steam cooked items have their own delectable charm;

. ..They aren't harsh on the stomach and do the least harm.

..The yesteryears had their own design of a pressure cooker;

. .That came in two models - as a single or a double decker.

. . .The most common eatable, for which it was employed

. . Was "Idli", that both the sick and the healthy enjoyed!

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Condensation of liquids require vessels with a special contour

. .A vast surface area of the liquid to be exposed, that ensure.

If allowed to concentrate on a low flame for a period of time;

The consequence that ensues is an object, inspiringly sublime.

"Paayasam" and "Tarattipaal" are two

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of the many sweet dishes

Created by this process, and are

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . habitual foodies' eternal wishes.

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A material fashioned into every convenience

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .that came to mind;

For gods to be wrought so, the urge

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . couldn't have been far behind.

Not just the gods, but their vehicles,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . weapons, adornments, etal.

They came in all possible sizes - huge,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . big, medium, and small.

Whether the gods liked it, is something that is best not told,

It would have been a dissapointment, to be not made in gold!

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The glitter of brass or that of gold,

. . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . is totally dependent on light.

In darkness, everything has a similar

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . value and an identical plight.

Perhaps, the philosophy of life and

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. death, is subtly so revealed.

Inequity is the basis of life, while

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . death is a homogenous field.

Whatever be said, it is certainly a

. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pleasing and soothing sight;

To see lamps lit with oil and wick

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . is a never-ending delight.

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The obsession with brass, soon stepped

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . into the realm of dolls and toys,

And there were many things for girls to

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The tradition of tastefully displaying such

. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . curios during festivals followed.

Religion, with its sophisticated logic,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . divinity to this exercise endowed.

An elaborate collection of souvenirs began

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .to be manitained in every house.

To be cleaned and polished for the annual

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ritual, for visitors to browse.

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a priority and value shift.

The change was rapid and abrupt, causing

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a deep generational rift.

What were prized possessions not long ago,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . were now fit for discard.

Items of brass lost their shine; lying forgotten,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . unkempt, and scarred.

They were sold by weight to scrap dealers

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and recycled for industrial use.

The age of stone and brass had come to an end,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to linger they had no ruse.

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Nostalgia can be quite a helpful thing, but

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . can also be to the contrary.

It provides inspiration at times; at others,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . takes one on a gloomy spree.

The mind has this unusual knack to sift away

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the negatives of the past,

And present it to reminisce in all radiance,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . with just the positives cast.

The stimulus that it provides could

.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . manifest in a multiplicity of ways;

It flowered as a thematic display of our

.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Brassy" heirloom, in this case.

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In communities of olden days, life revolved

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . around a place of worship.

Faith held sway over people's hearts, on

. . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . their actions it had a firm grip.

This was depicted in our exhibit with a model

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . temple as the centerpiece.

Seen in the light of a host of wicker lamps,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . it made time almost freeze.

With vessels of all shapes spread around

.. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . and potted plants interspersed.

There were magical moments when

. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . imagination and reality conversed.

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The end product of our three-day effort

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .sent our spirits soaring;

We hopped and skipped in abandon,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . and nearly lost our bearing.

Guests arrived eagerly to witness it,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . in drove after appreciative drove;

To willingly go astray in the world of

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . fantasy that was our treasure trove.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. become emotionally terse;

Our assortment of feelings soon transformed

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . into an easy flow of verse.

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. . . . . As all things come to an end, whether good or bad;

. . . .So did our show, we admit that it was a moment sad.

. . . .But there will be another time to live another dream;

. . . .And dare to conjure up an equally interesting theme.

. . . .Daunting though, to actualize, it may initially seem;

. . . .Nothing is impossible when we are a well-knit team!

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## Books by the author

"Animalese" - Life would be happier with a bit of kindness

"Making of a Medico" - There is more to becoming a medico than knowing medicine

"Cloudless Sky" - Look to the skies to understand life's emotions

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I like the way you linked your brass items to the growth of civilization.

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A treasure, all the more sure for the reflection of illumination and the retention of beauty.

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Another beautiful weaving of words and images.....adding some angel dust to polish that brass!

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My uncle worked at the American Brass Factory in Waterbury, CT long ago. I still have the baby ring he made for me. Hey, I guess I did get the brass ring!

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• Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

Amazing lens my friend and a great layout too. Very nicely done, and you always have some great wisdoms for us, blessed.

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Thank you for sharing your beautiful brass pieces and your story. What a great lens!

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I read every word! A wonderful lens full of beauty and sentiment. 5*s and fav.

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• anonymous 7 years ago

it is awesome to look and shine with your writeup. thanks

• anonymous 7 years ago

We share your passion for long forgotten old things.

We feel they link us to the past in a very comforting and beautiful way.

What a delight !

The photos and the text are brilliant.

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I travelled thousands oy years back in time.

• Robin S 7 years ago from USA

Beautiful pieces. I love brass.

• Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

What a beautiful lens! The pictures are wonderful and I love they font. Really cool!

• anonymous 7 years ago

An excellent portrait of our ancient Indian culture and heritage!! Thankyou very much, for the wonderfull walkway amidst the aesthetic beauty of the gliterring brass.

• Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

Wow, I'm blown away! Such beauty, and so beautifully presented. Images and words combined. Wonderful!

• anonymous 7 years ago

Your words are worth in gold, nay brass. Keep up the goodwork. All the best.

• Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

This is amazing: the color, the photographs, the font, the layout, the poetry - all beautiful!

• Susanna Duffy 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

I'm dazzled by the gold! Excellent lens

• sciencefictionn 7 years ago

Fascinating objects and words belonging to indian culture and more vastly to Mankind. 5 stars.

• anonymous 7 years ago

anna

a very impressive way to motivate people to realise the value of a huge box lying somewhere in the attic , my sister says she will take out all my mother's stuff and give them a chance to adorn our house and of course a chance to shine.

• anonymous 7 years ago

Excellent narration and incredible photographs. You have done a superb thing by bringing them to highlight. Simply amazing. What a shame we neglect the most treasured things so often, not knowing their value...just as we do with human beings very often !

• anonymous 7 years ago

Hi Ram..

Brilliant... Good use of the occassion and the forgotten. Very interesting text &amp; prose. We will have to find a way to make the verse-a-tales happen. Good on you my friend.

Sharath

• anonymous 7 years ago

Sir,

U can compare -

a) the advantages of useage of these vessels (health aspects etc.) vis-a-viz the current which the current generation not aware of.

b) recycling method vs the current

U can also include the images of a) idols of worship (b) bucket (c) eating plates etc

• anonymous 7 years ago

hello shridhar uncle!!!

these pictures are great!!!!!! very very very beautiful!!!!!! i showed it to everyone at home!!!!! amazing!!! :)

• anonymous 7 years ago

Hi,

Anna really super. Super is only a word, but you are much more than that. No body can think as you do. Keep up the good work.