Use of metal utensils in India. Ancient time the king and royal use gold and silver utensils to eat food.
For drinking water and milk they use gold glass. Gold is pure and never turn black or rusty. Silver is not always good to use milk because after a while it turns green.
Whenever my mom pours milk into the silver utensil she told us to use quickly.
Silver does not react with air, even at red heat, silver reacts with sulfur and its compounds; in their presence, silver tarnishes in air to form the black silver sulfide (copper) forms the green sulfate instead, and gold does not react.
The deepest gold mines of the Ancient world were found in the Maski region in Karnataka.There were ancient silver mines in northwest India. Dated to the middle of the 1st millennium BCE. gold and silver were also used for making utensils for the royal family and nobilities.the royal family wore costly fabrics so it may be assumed that gold and silver were beaten into thin fibers and embroidered or woven into fabrics or dress.
My mom had gold and silver embroidery sarees, she donated some of them.(WHY IDON’T KNOW) because those were so heavy hard to use.
We are not obsession with gold.
In the USA we use silverware cutlery but it is very different from Indian,”Silver”.
Indian silver is real silver metal, “Ag”.
USA silverware is steel cutlery. I was always confused whenever we dine out I ask for fork or spoon. The server always tells me oh you want some silverware. I say yes, please.
We love milk, but not in silver…