Aranmula Kannadi, Aranmula Mirror

Description

Aranmula kannadi or Aranmula mirror is a handmade metal-alloy mirror, made in Aranmula, a village in the South Indian state of Kerala. Unlike the normal ‘silvered’ glass mirrors, being a metal-alloy mirror, it is a front surface reflection mirror. It a unique art which is not found anywhere else in the world. The Aranmula Kannadi is not made of glass but bell metal. These unique metal mirrors are the result of Kerala’s rich cultural and metallurgical traditions. There has been the mention of a metal mirror in many Puranas including the Rig-Veda. The handmade alloy mirror ‘Aranmula Kannadi’, considered sacred and a heritage symbol in the southern state.

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