16th Century old unique mirrormaking tradition of Kerala survived through the centuries and it is preserved at the village of Aranmula, Kerala, southern India. Here, a cast hightin bronze mirror of 33% tin with the highly polished surface or reflective properties is made which is comparable to, if not much better than, modern mercury glasscoated mirrors. Our vendors are running this business making Kannadi over hundred years and this is the fourth generation of mirror makers.
Features of Aranmula Kannadi:
Extraordinary handmade Aranmula Kannadi is Famous for bringing prosperity, luck and wealth to home.
Aranmula kannadi is famous for its secretive construction method and uniqueness in the making which got Patented protected with a Geographical Indication tag.
It is the only metal mirror available, Unlike Ordinary glass mirror, Image from Aranmula Kannadi is reflected from the upper surface of reflecting material, wherein glass mirror image reflected from the bottom layer where mercury is pasted. So real image is only captured in the Aranmula kannadi.
Aranmula kannadi is one among 8 auspicious items included famous astamagalaya set, which usually used for a very auspicious function like marriage in Karalite Hindu communities.
Our Aranmula Mirror vendor is a National Awardee who has made Aranmula Kannadi for signatories such as Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Malayalam Super Star Mohan Lal, Mrs Sushma Swaraj, Sri Murali Manohar Joshi and many more.
Aranmula Kannadi’s making details only known to few people in one family belong to Aranmula and it is kept as a family secret. The making methods are only known to the Kannadi makers of Aranmula village in Kerala.
Artisans even today use by traditional lowtech methods and materials a rather sophisticated hightech metallurgical end product is achieved.
Handling of Aranmula Kannadi
The mirror should be kept at room temperature away from heat and dust. The article used for polishing the frame of this mirror should not come in contact with the mirror. Paint with moisture if any should be cleaned off immediately.
If someone by mistake touches the mirror, their fingerprints can be seen on the surface, this can be cleaned off, only if you rub it with cotton velvet cloth smoothly on the surface of the mirror within 5 minutes in the vertical direction. After cleaning sprinkle, a bit Brass cleaner on velvet cloth or mirror cleaning cloth, Fold the Cloth to 3 layers, cleaning drops should be an upper layer and clean with bottom layer on Aranmula Kannadi and hold it in a slanting position allowing the dust and other particles rubbed off from the reflective surface font.
- Dispatch in 15 business days
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- Return: No return
- Replacement: No
- Minimum order quantity:1
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