About Us

Hi, We are Essential Traditions

Essential Traditions is about bringing back indigenous knowledge and wisdom of living simply with nature and blending it with our contemporary lives. The way our forefathers lived in harmony with nature is missing hugely in today’s world. It is time we look back at our roots and try to hold on to a few things that change our lives.

At Essential Traditions, we want to bring old traditional cookware and home decor to the customer and make it possible to save and support artisans who are keeping an ancient art from dying.
India is a land of many cultures and traditions. We want to focus on our rich heritage and keep it alive.

Our Story

The beginning (2016)

It all started one day while reminiscing our meals at our native village. Big plantain leaves cut fresh and cleaned with flowing water of the farming canals. Everyone sits on laid out Jamakaalam mats and await the simple food cooked by our grand mom and her helpers. Fragrant samba rice cooked on a clay pot in a stove flamed by burning wood. Hand picked wild greens cooked with tur dal and mashed with a wooden mathu(flat wooden churner) with spoonfuls of ghee. Flat beans tossed with shredded coconut and dry red chilli on an iron kadai. A simple masala ground on the flat Ammikal for some flavoured buttermilk to end the meal.Diwali times were very special with house full of kids and the ladies buy preparing sweets and savouries on a Kummiti Aduppu(cast iron stove using coal) What makes these simple pleasures unforgettable? Its very possibly the feeling of being loved and warmth that is undeniable with our grandparents. And cooking with love the way our previous generations did could help in reliving those memories and keeping our traditions alive.
Essential Traditions is an effort to bring back indigenous knowledge and wisdom of living simply with nature and blending it with our contemporary lives. The way our forefathers lived in harmony with nature is missing hugely in today’s world. It is time we look back at our roots and try to hold on to a few things that change our lives.
At Essential Traditions, we source, curate and bring old traditional cookware and home decor to the customer and make it possible to save and support artisans who are keeping an ancient art from dying.India is a land of many cultures and traditions.And it is important for us to hold on to at least some of our ancient practices and pass it down to our future generations.

IN PRESS

Essential Traditions was covered in Hindu – LIFE & STYLE (APRIL 12, 2017)