*Friday Fictioneers is talented group of enthusiasts penning down a story, a poem, a prose, etc., expressing their heart about a photo prompt, every week.
G Mohammed moved from Delhi to Chennai (then Madras, S.India) to open the Kashmir Art Palace in 1950.
The shop soon became known for its priceless Kashmiri carpets, jewelry, shawls and other artifacts from across the country.
Many of its customers were of British origin who connected this corner shop with their beloved novel and called it The Old Curiosity Shop.
The shop is stacked with curios, from vintage books and chamfer chests from Europe, rugs from Persia, jewellery from royal families of England to original Elvis, James Dean polaroids to 150-year-old carriage clocks and gramophone records.
It is one of the oldest antique stores in India.
*The picture for this week was so reminiscent of an old world shop that exists till today in my city of Chennai, capital city and IT hub of the South Indian State of Tamil Nadu, that I couldn’t help but write about it. I felt that many of you reading it would like to know something unique in a different land!
I myself have taken visitors to the shop to see its quaint treasures from times past and regions wide. If you are ever in my city you should take the time visit it!
9 thoughts on “THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP – FF”
Thank you for sharing your story! If ever I get to India I will have to find this place.
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Sounds like a wonderful place.. the world is full of treasures.
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I love exploring shops like that. It’s a bit of an adventure and one never knows what might be lurking on a shelf somewhere. Thanks for sharing.
Yay a history lesson that involves shopping- dream come true. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for the tour and the history. It sounds and looks like a wonderful place.
What a magical place! A real treasure trove and a nice spin on the photo prompt, quite different from my own – love how we’re all so different 🙂
That’s a great piece of history come alive.
You have connected the picture to an actual place. I may have looked at this place from the outside once.
What an evocative piece. Thank you from a former Chennai-ite (we called it Madras, back in the day).