Bronze crafts from Kunjimangalam
Kunhimangalam, a village near Payyannur, Kannur, is famous for its craftworks in bronze, popularly known as Odu. They include the different traditional articles and vessels like ‘kindi’ (water container of a particular shape with a sprouting nozzle), ‘uruli’ (wide shallow cooking vessel), "vattalam"(also called as "vaarpu” (a large, shallow, flat vessel with handles on either side), and other such bronze pooja articles used in various Hindu religious functions and rituals.
The craftsmen of Kunhimangalam use no modern machines in their work and every piece is crafted uniquely in the traditional style. Kannur is a northern district in Kerala, India.