Metal Mirror Marvel From Aranmula, Kerala:A Rare Specular Delta Bronze Craft

Srinivasan, Sharada (2023) Metal Mirror Marvel From Aranmula, Kerala:A Rare Specular Delta Bronze Craft. In: SVASTIK Stories: Indian Traditional Knowledge Through the Lens of Science (Vol.1). CSIR-NiScPR, pp. 8-11. ISBN 978-81-7236-387-1

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Abstract: Mirrors are usually synonymous with glass in modern times. Metal mirrors are rare to find in the contemporary age. Yet, Aranmula is a place in Kerala, south of India which is famous for making metal mirrors from the alloy of copper and tin. It is a traditional art practiced by local communities of that village where the entire mirror is handmade. The best part is that the metal mirror is highly polished and carved out in such a manner that it gives an absolute point image with the highest quality of reflectance. This chapter takes its readers to a journey to unveil the history of Aranmula mirrors, its specifications, method of casting, and most importantly the science behind all these spectra to popularise this dying traditional craft of India.
Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: School of Humanities > Archaeometallurgy
School of Humanities > Heritage Studies
Divisions: Schools > Humanities
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2023 05:47
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2023 05:47
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