Here's another...beautiful piece ... from the traditional Indian kitchen ... I am not sure where I first saw it ... but I found myself so attracted to it ... another wooden tool . As traditional as it is and as age old the design looks... many Indian kitchens still find place for this. A handle to grip and a rounded bottom to help you press down on the paranthas,roti'sand chappati's (traditional Indian bread) ... it ages well ... being made of wood and the butter used to make the roti's and paranthas definitely keeps the wood moist and greased.
City bred, me... thought I had discovered an antique ... well antique in design it sure is ... but to my pleasent surprise ... shopping at my local grocery store... Hypercity ... there, I bump into shelves filled with them .It is so pleasing to see , while we find newer gadgets in the kitchen to catch up with our urban lifestyle ... there still is a need for some old tools of the trade.
For me this sure is another beautiful and cherished part of my kitchen collection.If you know the traditional name of this piece... do write in to share.I would love to hear from you.