Harry's world of antiques, a journey to an era gone by

Antiques on display at Harry’s unique collectibles at Kalangann. DH Photo/Chandrahas Kotekar

Thats Harry’s Unique Collectibles, which takes people to a journey of the era gone by.

Proprietor of Harry’s Collectibles Harry Sequeria has been accumulating traditional Konkani items for the past 21 years and has found the convention venue as a perfect place to catch attention of the antiquity lovers who want to jazz up their homes with artifacts.

The stall has old traditional farming and kitchen items like ‘Adhalo’, ‘Koitho’, ‘Walni’, ‘Morgi’, ‘ Shego’, ‘Kalmay’, ‘Kudhanti’, ‘Latto ‘ among many others.

Apart from these items there are old wooden cradles, wooden pots and Christmas items like dolls for cribs and Christmas trees.

“I was always interested in collecting old items. Most of the collections are from my ancestral home and many others I have collected from my relatives and friends,” he says adding that the main reason why he conducts exhibition of such items is to introduce the old culture to the youth.

Harry says the starting price of any item in his shop starts from price range of Rs 1,800. “The most priced item I have is the rosewood pillars of olden style. I have priced each pillar for Rs 30,000,” he says.

Apart from collecting unique items of Konkani culture, Harry says he is interested in collecting items from Thailand, South Africa, Vietnam and Indonesia.

“I have already conducted exhibitions of my international collections in various parts of the country and it has received good response. I have displayed my Konkani culture antiquities in Udupi and Mangalore,” says Harry.

“Holding exhibitions of such antiquities is a wonderful idea. Along with educating the children it also helps people to buy items and add them to their collection. It is necessary to preserve the old items before they disappear,” says Mandd Sobhann Gurkaar Eric Ozario.

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