All About Aranmula Kannadi
The mirror has a long and reflective history. The forerunners of the present days glass mirrors which are sold by the square can be traced back to 1400BC,when bronzes containing up to 30 percent tin by weight were cast into mirrors which rendered highly polished surfaces ands clearly reflected images. Ancient Indian civilization was proud of its foundries which made metal mirrors of copper tin bronzes. The Rig Veda mentions the metal mirror. Archaeological excavations at Harrappa uncovered the likes of it. Temple sculptures at Khajuraho depict them. Today unfortunately, the phenomenon has been reduced to a fact of history except in the hands of seven skilled master craftsmen in a humble village in the south India..