Tapeli; traditional Maharastrian copper utensil used for cooking rice. 

Every time I go to Pune, I go to the Tulsi Baug Market, which is Pune’s treasure trove for everything copper/brass. I’ve been there a couple of times, and yet, I always find something new I want to buy. I saw this beautiful pot and knew I wanted it. My grandma often tells us stories of her childhood, and descriptions of gigantic tapelis sitting on charcoal and wood stoves, bellowing fragrant rice steam are standard. If not for anything else,  definitely bought this pot to admire its lovely beaten texture and shape. And of course, to hold a piece of my grandma’s dreamy childhood stories. 
Today, it is my entry for Susan’s Black and White Wednesday event.