Pots

Iron Pots in Shadows, 2008
Iron Pots in Shadows, 2008

These iron pots are huge compared to the small electric rice cookers used in modern households but the staff in this kitchen had servants and guests to cook for as well as the family. The pots are built into a stone shelf and fires are lit underneath. The hot air from these fires would often flow under the floors of other rooms for heating and then come out a chimney on the other side of the house.

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