Aranmula Kannadi – Aranmula Metal Mirror in Etsy

As you know Etsy is one of the most trusted source for all kind of handmade crafts and collectibles. The home decor category in Etsy is mind blowing. Since most of the customers outside india, especially the customers in USA, Europe, Canada etc are depending on Etsy to buy the most precious things, which are not available elsewhere.

And now, we are happy to announce that Aramula Kannadi is now available at Etsy. though we can find a few resellers, We are introducing the most authentic aranmula kannadi ( aranmula metal mirrors) directly from the artisans to Etsy, through our partner in marketing, The GreatIndianShop.

We can assure the authenticity, best quality aranmula metal mirrors to our customers across the world. it requires an average of two weeks for a mirror to reach the customers once we dispatch from here. Appreciating your understanding and patience to purchase the most precious metal mirror in the world!

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What kind of mirror is aranmula kannadi ( aranmula mirror)?

The aranmula Kannadi ( Aranmula metal mirror) in raw form, before polishing. image : Wikipedia

When you hear Aranmula Mirror or Aranmula Kannadi, you will be pretty much know that it is a kind of mirror. And most of the people already heard that aranmula mirrors are not like ordinary mirrors. then what kind of mirrors they are? what are the special properties of aranmula mirror?

Let’s explain one by one. Aranmula Mirror ( aranmula kannadi) is a mirror, but not like our ordinary glass mirror. instead it is a metal mirror. means in glass mirrors, a layer of reflective substance pasted on one side of a transparent glass. but aranmula mirrors are not like that. it is a special metal combination and artisans are polishing it and making its surface highly reflective as the best mirror in the world. so the first difference is – Aranmula Kannadi ( Aranmula metal mirrors ) are METAL Mirrors which made up of a very special metal alloy – a secret metal combination known to the family members in a small village in kerala, India.

Second, if its metal mirror – is it like steel? the answer is No. it is a metal combination of bronze, copper, tin and a few more secret ingredients which help the metal mix to get highly reflective surface while polishing. so it is not as hard as steel. means if you hit it very hard, there is a chance that it will break – but not brittle and easily broken like glass.

To know more about the detailed process of aranmula kannadi making, read out post : https://aranmulakannadi.org/about/making/

Which is the best new year gift for 2021?

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Another year is coming with some big hopes and great expectations. 2020 was not a pleasant experience for mankind. but as we know, the hope and striving to make things better and better makes humans unique and successful.

So , the question is – which is the very unique and special gift for year 2021 to someone very special for you? a gift worth it’s price, and the value it process, the story it carries and the uniqueness it can claim? many people are searching for such a gift. and now you are in the right place. We can proudly say – Aranmula Kannadi ( Aranmula Metal Mirrors) are the ideal gift with all above mentioned qualities.

Aranmula Kannadi ( Aranmula Metal Mirrors) are the best gift you can give to someone. because of many reasons.

Aranmula Kannadi ( aranmula metal mirrors) are unique. Since its custom made and handmade – each and every mirrors are unique. means there will be only one true copy of a mirror you are buying.

Aranmula kannadi ( aranmula metal mirrors) are very rare. not everyone can get it, since its produced and protected with GI patent tag. nobody can make and sell it anywhere else in the world. Even if some people want to own or get an aranmula kannadi, it may take time and effort to get one.

Aranmula kannadi ( aranmula metal mirrors) carry a big history, a great tradition, the rich past and glory. Every aranmula kannadi is having a unique story to tell, from the mud from local paddy fiends to the final finishing metal mirror – it goes through a very unique processing with lot of efforts dedication patience skills and rituals to make a perfect aranmula kannnadi.

Aranmula kannadi ( aranmula metal mirrors) is durable. means it can withstand anything. We call it as a gift for generations. means if you buy an aranmula kannadi you can hand it over to generations, Aranmula Metal Mirror ( Aranmula Kannadi) can withstand at least 500 years without any problem.

and the reasons are countles…

So, If you really want to buy the most memorable, most valuable and unique gift to someone, Aranmula Kannadi ( Aranmula Metal Mirror) is an ideal choice. to see various types of aranmula kannadi, visit : http://aranmulakannadi.net/

Aranmula Metal Mirrors – The Rolls-Royce in Handicrafts

Aranmula Kannadi  ( aranmula metal mirrors) kerala india

Aranmula Metal Mirrors ( Aranmula Kannadi) are known as the Rolls-Royce in Handicrafts. Why? the amount of effort and customization in its making process, infact in each and every phase of its making it requires lot of skills, patience, attention and detailing to make a perfect aranmula metal mirror.

As you know Rolls-Royce is one of the most finest and expensive cars in the world, due to the making process. That is a car made by humans, not machines. Likewise each and every aranmula metal mirror( aranmula kannadi ) is making by humans, with utmost care attention from collecting a special kind of mud from the paddy fields of aranmula to the final polishing of the mirror to hand over to the customer.

Conceptually, Every aranmula metal mirrors are custom made, its making for a particular customer, and each aranmula mirrors are unique – You cant see any exact replicas in the entire world. though the models are same, there would be some kind of differences in its design detailing, which makes it a unique craft in the world.

People are buying Rolls-Royce because of two reasons, one is passion and other one is, it makes the owner proud, because it is not common, its very very special. likewise, aranmula metal mirrors are very rare and unique which makes the owner proud, and moreover its a symbol of good luck & prosperity. it is believed that keeping aranmula metal mirror in your home or business will bring good luck and prosperity there.

So if you are looking to buy something very special, unique and with historical importance and durable, a very special unique gift to someone, this is your perfect choice – The Great Aranmula Metal Mirror ( aranmula Kannadi). See the models at https://aranmulakannadi.net or mail us: aranmulamirror@gmail.com

How to Buy Authentic Aranmula Kannadi ( Aranmula Metal Mirror) ?

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How to buy aranmula kannadi? that too authentic one? Many people are asking and searching for this, but it seems not getting any satisfactory answer. So let’s tell you how.

If you are visiting aranmula, you can directly come to our workshops and outlets there. there are atleast 15 outlets there, you can buy from any of them, but this may not be possible for most of the people, so read on…

You can buy aranmula kannadi ( aranmula metal mirror) from any authentic shops. means there are handicraft showrooms selling aranmula kannadi. but the problem is we can’t assure the authenticity of it, since we came to know that there are many replicas in the market. so make sure that you are buying authentic one with hologram sticker on backside of the mirror.

The best way is – Buy directly from us online – We are selling authentic and traditional aranmula kannadi directly from artisans via our online portal – https://aranmulakannadi.net . All the mirrors you are buying will include a hologram sticker for authenticity and 2 year warranty for mirrors, including coverage for any kind of damage while shipping. No other place you can get this assurance.

IMPORTANT : Don’t buy any cheap replicas from anywhere like in trade shows, antique outlets etc, because original aranmula kannadi ( aranmula metal mirrors) are not cheap. they are expensive and should come with proper authority and proof. Feel free to Ask your questions to : aranmulamirror@gmail.com

How to hold an aranmula mirror properly?

Aranmula Mirrors are very beautiful, so most of the people will grab it at the first instance they see it. But there is a way to properly hold aranmula mirror. Why it is important? there are some reasons – if you are not properly holding the mirror, your fingerprint with dust or dirt will be put on the mirror, and if you are not cleaning it properly, it may cause some marks on the surface of the mirror eventually. so never touch the mirror surface with dirt /oily hand. if someone touches there, please wipe the marks immediately with a cotton cloth.

Which is the proper way to hold an aranmula mirror?

if it is valkannadi ( handheld mirror), please hold on the handle only. or if its small mirror you can hold on the two edges putting the mirror on your palm.

for backstand mirrors, there will be a stand attached backside of the mirror, hold on that stand, if its a fixed stand mirror, you can always hold it on the bottom part of the mirror. always keep a hand as a support on the backside of the mirror. if any marks reminds, please wipe with a cotton cloth.

Which direction is best for placing aranmula kannadi?

As you know aranmula kannadi is very special and auspicious, which brings good luck & prosperity to the place where it kept, there are certain rules to place it in your home or business.

You can place aranmula kannadi anywhere where its clean and clutter free. you can place it in your drawing room, pooja room, bedroom, dining room but not in kitchen. But You should not place the aranmula kannadi facing the entrance of the bathroom / toilet.

many people are asking to which direction it should kept. Any direction is good, and east is ideal. Why this? because the mirror is reflecting light and gives positive energy. east is the direction where light comes ( as sun rises). so if your house / business have a facility to face it towards south, that is fine. and other directions are also fine.

Which brass cleaning liquid is best for aranmula mirrors?

We recommend the aranmula owners to properly clean and maintain your aranmula mirrors for the long life and brightness of your mirror. if you properly care, each aranmula mirror will last for centuries. we have a mirror with more than 240 years old with us. Aranmula mirrors will last for at-least 500 years or more without any problem. So we call aranmula mirrors as a precious gift for generations.

To maintain aranmula mirrors, we have to clean it properly in a regular interval. in some places it may be 3 months or in some other places we have to do in every month or so, it depends on the humidity, the chemical substance, presence of salt water ( beach side etc). but you can clearly see when you need to clean your aranmula mirror. as you know aranmula mirror is made up of brass and similar metal, an oxide layer along with the dust and other substances in your surroundings will be formed upon, and that results the reduction in its reflection both in frame as well as in mirror.

we recommend brass cleaning liquids to polish and maintain aranmula mirrors, in India, we usually recommend DARA ( there are many other name for this brand) and Brasso. Likewise in every country you can buy the best brass cleaning liquids to clean and polish your aranmula mirrors.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 31KoomQmFcL.jpgDARA is the most preferred liquid cleaner for brass / bell metals, and this is the one which we recommend for cleaning aranmula metal mirrors.

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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 61i%2B9L%2Br9%2BL._SY879_.jpgBrasso is also equally good as DARA, and this is a brand which is available internationally. this is thinner than the other one as well.

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Always make sure that you are buying the right product. and make sure that brass can be cleaned and polished with the polish liquid.

Read our article on how to properly clean aranmula kannadi.

Aranmula Kannadi Maintenance Tips

Aranmula Kannadi ( aranmula metal mirror) is very unique and precious craft. It’s very special authentic making process makes it costly too. Thus proper maintenance of aranmula kannadi is very important to keep it good for a long.

So we recommend the following tips to keep your aranmula kannadi in good shape and shining as new forever.

TIP: Always keep aranmula kannadi outside from the boxes. Never keep the aranmula kannadi in the jewel box or any other boxes. keep it outside, in good contact with the atmosphere.

TIP:Don’t touch in the mirror part or the frame with your fingers ( especially with sweat, oil, dirt etc). if you touch in the mirror part or frame, your fingerprint may be on the surface, if so, please get a cotton cloth and clean it up.

TIP:While exposed in to atmosphere, since it is pure brass an oxide layer may form on the mirror surface, that you can fix it by polishing with any brass metal polish liquid.

TIP:Don’t throw or drop it carelessly. even though it is metal mirror, the mirror part is very thin and excessive pressure or hit on it may cause damage / break.

TIP:Maintain your aranmula kannadi in a regular period of time. we recommend you to clean the dust once in every two or three weeks, and polish it in every 1-3 months. to keep it like new.

TIP:You can use any brass metal cleaning liquid to clean & polish the mirror. both the brass frame and the mirror part. but we recommend use a very little of the polish in mirror part and be careful while you polish. make sure that you are using a clean cotton cloth without any substance which makes scratches in the glass.