Unlike a traditional home, an ethnic home is where culture and tradition comes together with the modern twist.
Ethnic Household Products to Add a Touch of Culture
A splash of tradition here and there arranged in a stylish way can give your home a very ethnic look. Some of the items that can act as the splash of tradition can be in the form of:
Nothing says classy and ethnic like wooden furnishings do. Not only do they give a natural yet gorgeous look, they are also strong and resilient. Wooden furniture is also easy to maintain, weather resistant and, unlike plastic, is not damaging to the environment.
If you have the space, you can choose big bold furnishings but otherwise there are small pieces of furnishings such as tea tables and side tables to add the splash of ethnicity you are looking for.
These are large circular pots usually made of brass traditionally used for cooking in southern parts of India for large groups of people, and now come in terracotta also.
They are now used as decorative pieces where flowers and lamps are arranged. They help give a sweet smell to your home and light your home in a beautifully divine manner.
Fill an Uruli with water and let some beautiful flowers and scented candles float in them to make your home aromatic and elegant.
Tanjore painting is a classic south Indian style of painting that originates from the town of Thanjavur. The paintings are made on wood or cloth canvases and are adorned with precious or semi-precious stones and 22 carat gold foils to add color and uniqueness to the painting.
They usually depict Hindu gods and goddesses. This kind of painting is highly durable and lasts for generations. Adding these paintings to your walls can add a very beautiful yet classic touch to your home.
Stone sculptures are yet another way to add zing to your spaces. Their sheer simple intricacy adds an allure to where ever they are placed.
These sculptures in large sizes can be placed in your garden surrounded by plants or in a fountain or water baths. Smaller sized sculptures of deities can be places in the pooja altar, or even as a center piece in an Uruli filled with water and lamps.
Other stone sculptures can also be placed as decorative pieces around the home to make it ethnically stylish from inside out.
Traditionally water was always stored in brass utensils and even food was served in brass utensils. This was because brass is made of an alloy of zinc and copper that had wonderful properties that are greatly beneficial to our health.
Food and water was stored and served in them so that they will absorb some of the brass while we consume them. Brass utensils are not only long-lasting and classy, they are a simple way to take care of your health with an exercise as simple as storing water.
Serve your guests water in a Brass Sombu or Brass tumblers and food in brass plates. Not only will they look unique but they also make your food healthier to consume.