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: