Monday, August 29, 2011
The other day I happened to receive a forward from my cousin with the photographs below. Aren’t they simply beautiful??
The moment I saw these pictures, I was immediately engulfed with nostalgia.
I am not able to recollect the name. But this particular play thing was commonly used in a game of cards by the village folks. The toy is made of machinga (tiny coconut) and a strand from ola (palm leaf). If I remember correctly, anyone who loses the game had to hang it on his / her ear. :)
The above is a spoon used to have kanji (rice porridge) and made of plaavila (leaf of a jack fruit tree). As a child I used to love watching my grand uncle relish his kanji and cherupayar puzhukku (a dish made of boiled green gram). He used to say that the plaavila added to the flavour!
This one is an ola kanaada (Spectacles made from palm leaf), a play thing of course!
I wonder if I will ever see them again.