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What are the Different Types of Aranmula Kannadi?

Aranmula Kannadi is available in various types, each with its unique style and charm. Here are the details:-

Valkannadi /Handheld Designs :-

Valkannadi is one of the most common and popular models of Aranmula Kannadi. It is a traditional mirror that is handcrafted by skilled artisans in the Aranmula village of Kerala, India. The term “Valkannadi” is derived from two Malayalam words, “val” which means Handle and “kannadi” which means mirror. Hence, Valkannadi can be translated to mean a mirror with handle

Backstand Mirrors ( Stand Kannadi) :-

Backstand mirrors are a type of Aranmula Kannadi that feature a stand at the back of the mirror, allowing them to be placed on a surface such as a table or desk. Unlike other models of Aranmula Kannadi that are designed to be hung on a wall, backstand mirrors are designed to be placed on a flat surface, providing a more versatile and portable option

Fixed Stand Mirrors ( Peeda Kannadi ) :-

Fixed stand models are another type of Aranmula Kannadi that are designed to be placed on a flat surface, such as a table or shelf. Unlike handheld / backstand mirrors, fixed stand models have a fixed or non-removable stand that is attached to the back of the mirror frame

Wall Hanging Mirrrs (Thookku kannadi):-

Wall hanging models are another popular types of Aranmula Kannadi, among interior designers and decor enthusiasts. As the name suggests, these mirrors are designed to be hung on a wall, making them a popular choice for home décor and interior design.

Limited Edition -BIG SIZE Mirros :-

Limited edition Aranmula Kannadis are often produced to commemorate special occasions or events. The size of these mirrors can vary depending on the specific edition being produced. Some limited edition Aranmula Kannadis can be quite large, measuring several feet in diameter, while others may be smaller.

Cheppu Kannadi ( casket mirror ):-

Cheppu Kannadis are very special and limited edition designs in aranmula kanandi. Aranmula kannadi is fixed in a cheppu ( round shaped handmade brass casket) considered as very auspecious to keep in womens collection in a house.

Only One in the World ( UNO Type Mirrors ):-

These are large mirrors with special designs. this will be produced for only ONE person in the world. means nobody else will get such a mirror. to ensure that we will handover the mirror along with the mold to the customer. and it is a time taking process, and these mirrors will cost 5x times of normal mirrors and making time. The order taking process is also special. We normally take orders from esteemed and distinguished personalities like celebrities, business men, world leaders etc for such a mirror.

No matter which type of design it is, They all comes in various sizes and shapes, including circular, drop, and oval. They are also available in different designs, allowing customers to choose a model that suits their preferences and needs.

They are considered to be a work of art. They are often used as decorative pieces in homes, offices, and other spaces. Due to the intricate craftsmanship and attention to detail involved in their creation, Aranmula kannadi mirrors are highly valued and can be considered a unique and most precious possession.

Basic Three Shapes of Aranmula Metal Mirrors (Aranmula Kannadi)

As you know Aranmula Kannadi ( Aranmula Metal Mirror) is not just a craft. It has got lot of history, relevance & significance related to it.

People usually ask us to make mirrors according to their requirements. like fancy shapes and models. for an example someone asked us to make a hexagon shape of mirror, and they are okay to afford the cost, whatever it is. we said sorry and a big NO to them, though they are a high profile customer.

they are asking because they don’t know much about aranmula kannadi. as we mentioned, it has got lot of glory and stories, we can’t make aranmula mirrors just like that. there are some strict rules and guidelines to make aranmula kannadi, then only its quality and characteristics would be there and the customer will get the benefits associated with the divinity of the mirror.

When we say the shape – it means the shape of the mirror part – not the design of its frame.

Aranmula mirrors comes in basic 3 shapes – and Nothing else.

1 – Circular shape

The circular shape comes with extensive meaning. It represents the notions of totality, wholeness, original perfection, the Self, the infinite, eternity, timelessness, all cyclic movement, God (‘God is a circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere’. So it means divinity, prosperity etc, people used to buy this to keep the positive vibe and prosperity in ones house & growth of their business.

2 – Oval Shape

The Oval shape represents rebirth, fertility, and even immortality. Including the oval diamond in your engagement ring is a beautiful way to begin a new life together. that’s why oval shaped mirrors are purchasing for giving gifts during weddings, housewarming etc, it means starting a life together build a family etc…

3 – Water Drop / Heart Shape

The drop shape / heart shape models signifies the love and togetherness, normally its gifted by couples during wedding, birthday, wedding anniversary etc. it’s a symbol of togetherness & love.

So when you ask us next time, please keep this in mind. and it is not the matter of cost, but the rituals, believes & it’s authenticity matters us.