Handmade Aranmula Rectangle Mirror of 8 Inch x 5 Inch
Aranmula Kannadi- This is traditional aranmula mirror.
This crafting metal mirrors is a tradition of Kerala that goes back 500 years. Archaeological excavations at Harappa have yielded a mirror made copper with a five inch diameter. The Rig veda also mentions the presence of the metal mirror. The ancestors of this craft could have migrated to South India from Saptha-Sindhu and are descendants of the great masters of the Indus Valley civilization. In Aranmula a heritage village on the banks of the Pamba river, a group of skilled, metal-casting artisans make these mirrors. The mirrors received a geographical indication (GI) tag
It is believed that keeping an Aranmula kannadi/mirror in the house brings prosperity and luck to the owner. For this reason, it is given as a gift during weddings and housewarming ceremonies. People are typically intrigued that a mirror made of alloy has reflective properties like a plane glass mirror, and also surprised that the alloy is brittle.
This is a 100% manually crafted product. No machines are using for its making. So, the actual design and/or texture might slightly vary when compared to the images displayed here.
Instruction for Uses:- Keep the mirror under room temperature away from heat and dust. Do not touch by fingers on the reflective surface. Finger prints with the moisture should be cleaned off immediately preventing corrosion. The moisture will spoil the mirror and frame.