Acknowledgement I would like to thank Kerala State Institute of Design, Kollam for giving me such an opportunity to document a craft on Aranmula Kannadi. It helped me in understanding people and society of Aranmula on a border view. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my course coordinator Sree Girish P T, Executive Director, KSID, Kollam. I am also thankful to Mr. Rajeev, owner of Manikanda handicrafts and his brother Mr. Rengith for giving me a chance to visit their organization and study about the traditional craft of metal mirror making. I am obliged to the craftsmen of Manikanda Handicraft for giving me valuable information in their respective fields. I take this opportunity to express my deep sense of gratitude to the people of Aranmula for providing me information about the craft and for all the help they offered. Lastly I thank almighty, my family and friends for all their constant encouragements and helps in the completion of this document.
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