Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Indian Matchboxes - aren't they lovely? So Picturesque!!!

Two vintage wooden "The Key" Indian boxes and a Tiny little "Cutter" one . Don't be misunderstood , the Swastika is the sign of the Hindu religion, and not what you think


(English pronunciation: /dɨˈwɑːliː/) also called the "festival of lights", is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartik. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November.

Front side

Back side

Tiny wooden box from India

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