Aranmula Kannadi – How much perfection you can expect?

People are buying aranmula kannadi, and always asking for a perfect aranmula kannadi. What does that mean? what kind of perfection would be there for original Aranmula Kannadi?

Infact, The original aranmula kannadi is not 100% perfect in its looks. because the original aranmula kannadi is made out of hand, not with machines. you can find small black dots, some irregular shape or symmetry problems or small scratches while its being polished with hand. All those are the part of the original aranmula kannadi. some customers call us and say, i can see some hairline scratches in the mirror when i put mirror in this angle. obviously they will be there.

Also if you take two aranmula kannadi of same model, you can see lot of differences between them. no two ORIGINAL aranmula kannadi won’t looks alike. the size, weight, designs some or other will vary from each of them with other. that’s why – EACH ARANMULA KANANDI IS UNIQUE, AND THERE WONT BE ANY SIMILAR ONE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. means you are owning the most unique thing, so that there is only one copy of its in the entire world.

So next time when you buy aranmula kannadi, when you see some small black dots in frame or a small hairline scratch on mirror or a small variation in the design on its frame, please understand and be proud of being the owner of the most unique and 100% aranmula kannadi.

 

 

Aranmula Kannadi – What are the different types available?

Aranmula kannadis are basically categorized in to three different types. under each type many number of models are available according to the skill and capabilities of our artisans.

Hand Mirrors or Valkannadi’s Hand mirrors or valkannadis are the traditional aranmula kannadi models, it was the very first model of aranmula kannadi made back in 17th century.

Backstand Mirrors – back stand mirrors are the ones with a stand fixed in the back of the mirror

 Fixed stand mirror – fixed stand mirrors are the ones with a base, and these kind of mirrors are the biggest models among the aranmula mirrors.

You can click the below buttons to go to each category of aranmula kannadis

 

Aranmula Kannadi Exhibition Conducted in Trivandrum

Hundreds flocked to posses the Aranmula Kannadi, known to be an auspicious object that heralds prosperity. The ongoing exhibition at SMSM Institute, Trivandrum features various models of the Aranmula metal mirror at prices ranging from Rs.2,000 to Rs.70,000.

“The in-house exhibition is being organised by the Institute to promote Aranmula mirrors and to increase sales by offering a 10 percentage discount. We started the exhibition on March 8 and we have already sold a good number of pieces by now,” said K J George, Manager SMSM Institute, Trivandrum.

You can read the full report here…

Aranmula and Aranmula Kannadi – In Blogs

Many people visiting Aranmula, and  write about their experience there. We found a blog, http://sankriti.blogspot.com/ and here is the write up about Aranmula Kannadi in his own words. ( Info and photo courtesy: http://sankriti.blogspot.com/ )
Aranmula is also famous for its traditional metallic mirrors known as Aranmula Kannadi. It is made of copper tin alloy and the ratio is a closely guarded secret.This is a unique art & handed down from generation to generation. Presently only five families are involved in this art in Aranmula and these families hold a patent. We visited one such family and studied the process of manufacture of this unique and beautiful mirror. See pics below: