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    Aranmula kannadi is a sacred mirror made only in the Indian town of Aranmula. The formula for the reflective alloy has been kept secret for centuries. Sudhammal J and her family work 10-hour days handcrafting these distortion-free mirrors, all to carry on a family legacy.

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    Only A Few Families Know The Secret To Making This Perfect Mirror | Still Standing

Sir Derty ֎
Sir Derty ֎

Big respect to this woman for crafting something and being a true producer.

Jey Lee
Jey Lee

Respect to the lady stepping up and carrying the knowledge forward! That's an artform that could easily get lost, they should be thankful that anyone is willing to step up, regardless of gender.

Advesh Darvekar
Advesh Darvekar

As an Indian, I'm surprised that I had no idea of this ancient technology. I hope more people find value in it and their legacy can continue!

︻デ══一
︻デ══一

I really want to buy one now! This woman is warrior. Carrying her family’s legacy while it is culturally frowned upon. Love her!

krishnapriya av
krishnapriya av

As a Malayali, happy to see a Kerala business in Business Insider. It's amazing skill and art work. Hope they get a lot more orders in the future!

Neha Saxena
Neha Saxena

I am very grateful to Business Insider for illuminating so many obscure yet undeniably exquisite arts that are still standing because of pure love for tradition and beauty. As an Indian, it is truly a pity to see such lovely pieces remain unknown only for others to realise their value first. I learnt something new today!

SAUMIL
SAUMIL

Big respect to business insider for covering the sacred arts of the world

nasis18
nasis18

Zero distortion huh? That's amazing! Considering they do it by hand with no manufacturing equipment or technology. Just, wow.

Corey Mooney
Corey Mooney

Reflecting telescopes from Newton's in 1600's to Hershel's in the 1800's used a copper tin alloy called "speculum" with an ideal composition around 68.21% copper to 31.7% tin. Today most reflecting mirrors are ground from glass which is then silvered or aluminized.

Odditorium Leviathan
Odditorium Leviathan

Really quickly for any of those confused about why these mirrors

dragon ball torture
dragon ball torture

These people are proprietors, labourers and artisans all at once. Respect!

Victoria Adams (master_cheefn)
Victoria Adams (master_cheefn)

Just so beautiful. So much love, attention, and labor put into an item to last many lifetimes. In a world of fast fashion and single-use plastic, something like this is so rare. What an amazing woman setting such a great example to other women.

Ranjith
Ranjith

My mom has an Aranmula mirror which my great grandfather bought in 1921. Still the lustre of the mirror hasn't been lost...

Александра Лебедева
Александра Лебедева

That‘s really amazing! In a weird way, we share the same passion. I am a Phd student working on high reflectivity metamirrors for high-precision metrology and although it’s completely different in any way, I guess we both are interested in the perfect mirror :)

KC Nwokoye
KC Nwokoye

I guess their order have shoot through the roof and they will have back orders for the next two years after watching their story. Always inspiring to watch people who do craft just for it's sake. They are Artisans ❤️ The world needs them to continue to inspire us.

Robert White
Robert White

I have such incredible admiration for this lady! I’m beyond proud of her for being a female business owner and it truly warms my heart to know she’s keeping the family’s legacy going. Absolutely incredible! Thank you Business insider for showcasing this amazing lady though I sincerely wish you would have included her contact details, a heartbreaking lost opportunity for this video surely would have developed many orders, perhaps life changing?

ISAAC AΠТФΠΨ K.J▕⃝⃤
ISAAC AΠТФΠΨ K.J▕⃝⃤

Really proud to be a malayali,and Aranmula is my birthplace.Great to see such attention receiving to our place.Really stunning when you think about the fact that its just polishing metal surface to such a great deal that it acts like a mirror

mr meow
mr meow

Watching them making handmade mirrors feels so amazing. I really appreciate their work 😊🧡

Harshal Dongre
Harshal Dongre

Being an Indian, its disheartening to see that people from outside India are informing us more about our culture than the Indian counterparts. Thank you Business Insider.

Sajid Shams
Sajid Shams

Love from Kerala my lovely homeland - what's striking about this mother and son is their calmness and tranquillity. One cannot miss their contentment. Something so hard to find in today's fast-paced modern world.

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