Saturday, September 10, 2011

No more guessing ... and here's the winner ... :)

  Discovering them has been a learning experience for me as well ... having shared them here with all of you has been the best part ... and so before they come up for sale at www.rajeesood.com , here's a lil' bitty ... more about them.

... if you haven't caught up with all the comments that were left ... you absolutely MUST ... :)) ... they are the most cutest ... innovative ... and ofcourse  bang... right  on ... thoughts ... they've perked my spirits all these days ... ladies you all are amazing ... :))
So not only do  I have to finally declare that YES, these are traditional FOOT SCRUBBERS , from the South... :))))  ... )
But interestingly, with this contest we may have figured loads of contemporary uses for them  ... unless you don't think having such a gorgeous piece as 'exclusively yours' ... foot scrubbers in the bath ... with a 'don't anyone dare touch my scrubber'  air hanging around  it ... I am pretty sure all you mum's out there know what I mean .... when the lil' missy runs away with ... 'mum I need this' declaration ... ;))

... what really blew me away were ... the thoughts ... hmmm ... cufflinks .. for men, now that's real weeee-heee  ... :)) ... wow! ladies ... revenge time ... for ages of wearing of wearing heavy anklets and not to forget the nose rings( increasing in weight with the prosperity of the husband ) ... :)) ... men watch out  ... these could be your return gifts ...;))

 I do have to include the comment ... all loaded with the info., that we all should love to know by now ... about these foot scrubbers ... here is what Roshmi shared with us ... Roshmi thanks a super ton ...
Unusual, Fine Brass Foot Scrubber (Vajri)
This foot scrubber (vajri) comes from southern India and dates to the 19th century. Typically, women when bathing - to scrub the feet - used such scrubbers, something made necessary, as most users did not wear shoes.These were of cast brass and comprised of a pedestal with a cage and a rough, scored
base that is surmounted by a pair of finely cast birds (as shown in the pieces in the pics) that is both decorative and also functions as a handle.Small pebbles or rocks or tiny metal balls usually are contained within the bases of most such scrubbers. Bathing often occurred in a public space, perhaps by a stream, a pond or a river. When the scrubber was being used, the small pebbles/rocks/metal balls jingled, perhaps to warn off others in the vicinity that women were bathing nearby.
The quality of this example (as shown in the pics) is underscored by the fact that the base contains not irregular pebbles or rocks but uniform spheres of metal balls.
P.S. 'Vajri' is not to be confused with Indra's 'Vajra' :)


Hope all the ladies, are now ready... I have to declare that on a democratic note  ... the first one to recognise these pieces is the winner ... annnnnnnnnnnnnnd it is .... ahh...acchoooo .... aaa ... sorry might be a cold getting me ;) ... wee ... so were was I ... aaaahhhaaaa .... ooooh! yes! .... the winner ... ;)))) .... it is
... Kamini ... , from Hyderabad .... but since Kamini feels ... its only fair that she have this won by the next right answer ( cause she wasn't guessing she knew the answer) ... :)) ... that is super sweet Kamini ...
Inwhich case  ... I have to say that the winner is Madhavi ( guess your persistence in posting your answer was for all for the best) ... Madhavi do get in touch with me and I can have your piece shipped to you.) ... :))

For all my gorgeous friends following this conversation, love you all for such sporty enthusiasm ... especially the overseas  friends you joined in for the spirit of fun. You all rock.
...... I hope I'll have you over at the store  ... the remaining of the collection comes up for sale tommorrow.
Remember ... don't get pink dotted ... ;))

14 comments:

Shanthi said...

That's one wonderful contest Rajee and Congrats Madhavi what a lovely thing to win.

Shweta said...

If I hadn't read about it, I wouldn't have never guessed that it is a foot scrubber. My guess would have been Incense(agarbatti) Stand. I am way off. Pretty cool post Rajee.

Rajee Sood said...

Madhavi,
please do get in touch with me at rajeesood(at)gmail(dot)com ... your piece is waiting to see your home ... :))

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Shanti,Hi Shweta,
Thankyou Ladies ... I am sooo glad you all enjoyed it ... guess I should have such features more often ... :))

Madhavi said...

yay yay yay...I won !! I think the beginner's luck did work for me..coz I knew Kamini won it.Thankyou Kamini for letting all my efforts pay...btw you have a beautiful house....i checked your blog...(just to see,who am i losing to ;))..and I spent the whole afternoon going from post to post :)
And Rajee thankyou..thankyou...thankyou...for having the heart to part with these beauties :)....I'll get in touch with you right away :)

Kamini said...

You're welcome Madhavi. I knew right away what it was cos I have an elephant brass foot scrubber.
Enjoy it, glad you like my bog and house! :-)
And thank you Rajee.

nanditark said...

amazingly beautiful...

Amrita Tripathy said...

wow Rajee, I saw today, wasnt well for a while.. nevertheless, i cant even imagine thats a foot scrubber.. OMG OMG... Thats the feeling ..! :) You rock lady in finding masterpieces...:P

Love
Amrita (Amtrips)

Roshmi Sinha said...

@ Rajee: My pleasure :)

But you got my name wrong. I am 'Roshmi' not 'Roshni'...

P.S. Are they made of brass or bronze? I thought these were brass foot scrubbers (vajri.)

Rajee Sood said...

Gosh Roshmi ... so sorry I goofed up. Going back to correct it right now... ;))

Rajee Sood said...

Nanditark ... Amrita ... :) ... thankyou ladies ... glad you all found our lil' discovery trip interesting ... :)

Sound Horn Please said...

Looks like I missed the whole contest- Congrats Kamini and Madhavi! And Rajee a truly great find! Foot scrubber who would have thought!!

Madhavi said...

Hi Everyone, My prize just arrived and I have not stopped smiling since I received the courier...which btw was very very carefully packed...Thankyou Rajee, with all that water proofing and cushioning, nothing would have happened to the product :)Loved the note too ( have to admit I was expecting it ,as I had seen it in one of your previous posts..but was curious what you would write.Damn sweet.)

I’ll try and share pictures sometime soon

And Shanthi,Thankyou...I am sorry I forgot the courtesies in all the excitement :)Hope you understand.

Thankyou Sound Horn Please and ofcourse Rajee :) and Kamini :)

Geeta Sarode said...

I wish i saw this before...i love bronze n copper things...lovely pieces...

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