Do you have a drawer full of barely used utensils? Well, I know I do. Unlike Surendrabhai Patel, I probably won’t display my utensils in a mud hut. But you can’t compare my old, crusty spoons to those from India. We’re talking about real craftsmanship here. Utensil is defined as a tool used for cooking and baking or serving a set purpose. I bet those smoking hookah utensils serve a real purpose.
Part of the Vishala Environmental Centre for Heritage and Arts in Ahmedabad, India, the Utensil Museum displays more than 2,000 traditional utensils of all imaginable shapes and sizes. Besides the brass ware, there are over 600 betel-nut crackers, various water containers (or lotas) and hookahs from all over India.
P.S. There’s also a Rice Cake and Kitchen Utensil Museum in South Korea.