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20 Nov 2008

: leaf carving :

This is friggin' beautiful.



Natural leaf carving is manual cutting and removal of a leaf’s surface to produce an art work on a leaf. The artists use tools to carefully cut away the surface without cutting or removing the veins.


The usual leaf used in leaf carving is the leaf of the Chinar tree, that is native to India, Pakistan and China.


10 comments:

  1. I love the first and the third ones, though these are all amazing.
    x.

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  2. Holy cow! That is incredible. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm a regular reader of Holistic Mama and I love this one too. Glad you shared the link : )

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  3. Love the one with the bunnies! How amazingly intricate they all are!

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  4. Truly beautiful. I had never seen leaf carvings, so this is an added treat. Thanks for sharing

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  5. Wow! That's AMAZING! Thanks so much. I needed some beauty in my day...

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  6. You're right - friggin' beautiful!

    Catherine

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  7. Jeff, I struggled to find historical information. But you could google 'leaf carving' and see what you can dig up.

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  8. I love that first one! I'm a leaf lover, my favorite being the maple leaf. I'd go nuts over these if I saw them in person.

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  9. ~l♥ve your journal page most recent...sorry i got a little sidetracked as this post popped up on your linkwithin...these are exquisite...i have never seen anything so delicate and fragile yet hold such beauty...gorgeous...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

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