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/

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