kannadi teardrop cast metal mirror in solid brass housing
The metal alloy, a precise combination of molten copper and tin, is a closely guarded secret – and was said to have come to an ancestor in a dream. Once cast into a flat piece, the metal is laboriously polished by hand for a number of days, using only oil and water, until there is a transformation from the rough metal to mirror . This change from a rough lusterless surface to a highly reflective mirror is nothing short of fascinating.
This teardrop shaped mirror is mounted in a machined brass frame perfect for handheld use.
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mirror alloy, machined brass
L 14cm x W 9.8cm x H 1cm
lost wax casting, Aranmula Kerala
cnc milling, Bangalore