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Why Aranmula Kannadi is so Expensive?

Aranmula Kannadi, also known as Aranmula metal mirror, is a unique handicraft from the village of Aranmula in Kerala, India. These mirrors are highly valued for their traditional and aesthetic significance, but they are also known for their high price. In this article, we will explore the reasons why Aranmula Kannadi is so expensive.

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Unique and Handcrafted
Aranmula Kannadi is a unique and handcrafted item. Each mirror is made by skilled artisans who have learned the craft from their ancestors. The process of making these mirrors is time-consuming and labor-intensive, which contributes to their high cost.

Rare and Limited
Aranmula Kannadi is a rare and limited item. The mirrors are made using a special alloy of copper and tin, which is only found in a few places in the world. Additionally, the artisans who make these mirrors are few in number and are located only in the village of Aranmula. This makes Aranmula Kannadi a rare and limited item, which increases its value.

Intricate Design and Quality
Aranmula Kannadi is known for its intricate design and high-quality reflective surface. The design of the mirror is etched onto the surface using a special process, which requires great skill and precision. The reflective surface of the mirror is also of high quality, which means that it provides a clear and accurate reflection. These factors contribute to the high cost of Aranmula Kannadi.

Cultural Significance
Aranmula Kannadi has great cultural significance in Kerala, India. It is considered a symbol of wealth, prosperity, and good luck. The mirrors are often given as gifts during weddings and other special occasions, and they are also used in traditional rituals and ceremonies. This cultural significance adds to the value of Aranmula Kannadi.

Aranmula Kannadi is an expensive item due to its unique and handcrafted nature, rarity, intricate design, high-quality reflective surface, and cultural significance. While the cost of Aranmula Kannadi may be high, it is a testament to the skill and dedication of the artisans who create these beautiful mirrors.

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Why there are no COD for Aranmula Kannadi?

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Many people are asking whether they can get Aranmula Kannadi as COD ( Cash on Delivery) . The answer is NO, here are the reasons.

Aranmula Kannadi is a custom made craft. means according to its concept, each and every aranmula kannadi can be made according to the request of its’ custodian or owner. Means, once a person tell us to make a mirror for him, then only it is supposed to make.

Aranmula Kannadi ( Aranmula Metal Mirror ) is not just like any other product, producing massively. It is a very special and rare handmade mirror which makes with utmost importance care and rituals.

Each and every aranmula kannadi will take significant time and effort to finish. it is not like a massively produced product, thus the aranmula kannadi should be ordered in advance. then only we will start making it for you.

We can understand why people are asking whether it is available as COD, like in the items available in the e-commerce websites. but hope this article clarified your question, and explained why it is not available as COD.

Aranmula Kannadi Price – How it is determined?

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Aranmula kannadi comes in various prices. it starts from INR1500/- to 12,50,000/- or even more. well, how the prices of aranmula kannadi is determined, and what are the factors in pricing? – Everyone may be interested to know it right?

Basically the price of aranmula kannadi is determined by the size of the mirror part ( reflective part). the size measuring in diameter. if we say 2.5 inch kannadi, it means the reflective part ( mirror part) of aranmula kannadi is in that diameter.

Also, the size and design of the frame also influence in the pricing. the size and weight of the frame along with the design and art work in the aranmula kannadi frame decides the price. more big frame with more works costs more.

Even a very small aranmula kannadi will take 3-4 days to finish its basic shape, and additional days needs to polish and adding the art works. so the total labour cost involved in making the aranmula kannadi determines the price. Remember – Aranmula kanandi is 100% handmade. no machines are using for the making. so its pure manual effort to make every aranmula kanandi from start to end. so this is very unique and every aranmula kannadi is different from one other.

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How the price of aranmula kannadi is determined?

How the price of aranmula kannadi determined? this is what everyone asking. Sometimes you may find a smaller sized mirror having more price than similar or a little bigger aranmula kannadi.

The price of aranmula kannadi is determined by many factors.

1. The diameter of the mirror

As you know the aranmula kannadi’s mirror part is made up of special metals. that is not glass. making of the metal mirror part is very complex and may need lots of days to complete in to mirror like finish. so the size of the metal mirror part having a major role in the price of the aranmula kannadi. the diameter of the mirror and the prices are propotional. an average price is Rs.1000/inch.

2. Shape of the mirror

Shape of the mirror is also having some role in deciding the prices.  like, the ‘Gopi’ kannadi – the shape of the water drop mirrors are costly, even if its diameter is less. because the drop shape mirrors needs more mirror part, as its total length and the rest of the mirror parts cannot be utilized. So such mirrors would be costlier than their other counterparts.

3. Frame of the mirror

Frames of each mirrors is different. some frames need very complex works in them. so such frames would be costly.

Altogether these factors will decide the price of an aranmula kannadi. so next time when you see an aranmula kannadi, please notice all these facts.


Aranmula Kannadi ( Aranmula Metal Mirror) Prices are available Here…

They listed more than 70 different models, price ranging from Rs.1000/- to Rs. 25,000/-.

The price of each model will vary according to the size of the mirror, that is the diameter of the mirror and the art works made in the aranmula kannadi frame.

Some people prefer the art works comes by default, means the traditional artworks, but for some purposes, like the use in temples normally they wont prefer any of the art works. they just need the plane frame with out any figures in that.