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Image Courtesy: Vijitha Retheesh Art / DIY / Handicraft

Since the existence of human civilisation, the ability to handcraft sculptures and art pieces has remained with us. One of the ancient forms of craft is doll making. Skilled in this art form, Vijitha Retheesh, a native of Palluruthy in Kochi, creates pretty dolls by recycling paper. Not just one or two, but she has a full army of neatly packed paper dolls that appears...

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Image: Etsy Art / Design / Handicraft / Offbeat

For those who love nature and elegant statement jewellery, there is a good news. You can get both in one, all thanks to Etsy shop Claycessories. Started by British artist Janna Baranovska, this online shop offers stunning detail-oriented floral jewellery that resembles life-like flowers. These enhancing floral jewellery pieces not only spruce up your outfits but also stay with you forever, unlike real flowers.


Mumbai’s husband-wife duo takes you to mythical lands with backlit dioramas Art / Design / Handicraft

While some storytellers narrate their stories through plays or via written scripts in form of novels, Mumbai-based husband-wife duo, Hari Panicker and Deepti Nair, makes use of paper cut art and light to tell fascinating tales. Bringing life to their paper art through backlighting, the duo manages to take the viewers on a beautiful journey to mythical lands.


Egg Art – Imaginative artist makes arduous artworks from actual eggshells Art / Design / Handicraft / Offbeat

We never thought that fragile eggshells can be used to create some of the arduous artworks. But imaginative artist Dana Liashenko has completely changed our perception and you need to see her creations that are made from actual embryo vessels. She carefully ornates sculptures illustrating the aesthetic potential of this unexpected material.


Krista Decor’s tulle embroidery designs seem to be floating in mid-air Art / Artists / Design / Handicraft

Giving an edge to her art, Russian embroidery artist Krista Decor creates such beautiful designs that seem to be floating in mid-air. She hand-stitches her embroidery designs on tulle, a fine net-like fabric with shimmering, translucent quality. This lightweight netting is so fine that it almost makes the embroidery appear to be suspended in the air.



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