Food eating is the basic need of living beings. The current food eating manual is working as well as the old living nature (5000 B.C.) have current value. All the other living nature except human beings are eating food in this range. After the search of fire, the ancient man ate the cooked food. Then he cultivated the Agriculture instead of hunting and wants to collect the living articles. In preliminary stage, the storage equipments are made of soil/terracotta. In stone age they are made of stone and then in copper age, the copper vessels/utensils and weapons came in use .
After the search of Machine-Age, the art of hand making vessel is closed and the machinery vessels have come in use. The Museum has collected the various types of vessels, more than 500. There are three types in vessels, like Grain Storage vessels, Kitchen Utensils and other type Vessels.
GRAIN STORAGE VESSELS : Huge vessels like terracotta pots, chinese pots, large Copper pots are used for storing the grains.
KITCHEN UTENSILS AND EQUIPMENTS : The vessels made of terracotta, copper, brass, papier mache, stone are included in this Kitchen Utensils section. All these vessels are brought from Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kerala, Gujrat, Maharashtra and belong to 18th-19th Century A.D. The spoon stands, the noise making rolling pin and low stool, Ghee pot, a sieve, Chapati impression stands, vegetable cutters, spice boxes, Kiln and Segrees are marvellous objects in this section.
SPICE BOXES : These artistic Spice Boxes with 2,3 & 4 compartments are collected from Maharashtra and Gujrat and belong to 18th-19th Century A.D.
VEGETABLE CUTTERS : In the Vegetable Cutter section, there are types of birds motif and box shaped cutter. The blades are movable and an arrangement is made for keeping inside the box. These cutters are brought from Assam, Gujrat and Maharashtra and belong to 18th-19th Century A.D.
NOODLE MAKERS : There are various types in the Noodle Makers. The figures of an ewe, lion, elephant, tiger and ram are shown on the upper part of the noodle maker. These artifacts are brought from Maharashtra and Gujrat. They belong to 19th Century A.D.
OTHER TYPE VESSELS :
DABADO : In Gujrat region, the doweries are given in this box, with the bride after the marriage. The box has a latch arrangement and handles for holding. These Dabados are of 18th Century A.D.
MEASURES : Marvellous grain measures of Maharashtra, Gujrat and Goa are displayed in this gallery.
GANGA-JAMNI VESSELS : These Brass and Copper Combination vessels are brought from Maharshtra, Gujrat and Uttar Pradesh and they are of 18th-19th Century A.D.
KILN AND SEGREES : The Kiln & Segrees made of iron, Terracotta & copper+Brass combination are shown in the gallery. Specially the multi-purpose Kiln (copper & brass combination) of Rajasthan belong to 17th Century A.D. is mentionworthy.
The Coconut Crusher/Scrapper, Noodle- Making Stand and Gumati (Papier Mache contaoner for keeping food hot) of Rajashthan are also marvellous and noteworthy. The perforators for Indian dishes called Karanji and Shankarpali are also displayed here. They are from 18th to 20th Century A.D.belonging to Maharashtra, Gujrat and South India.