Kagaz Kala

Diwali may be over but the festive season continues. Today, I want to introduce you all to a very special and talented quiller artist - Vaishali Rastogi of Kagaz Kala. I came across Vaishali's work earlier this year, and have found it to be absolutely fascinating since.

Quilling, also known as paper filigree, is a form of craft, in which strips of paper are folded, rolled and glued together to create interesting designs and patterns.

Vaishali stumbled upon the world of quilling while looking for something else on the world wide web (that's when all the best ideas come, don't they?). In her words, "I first saw a you tube video on quilling while searching for something else and got extremely fascinated by it. So, I decided to give it a try. My first quilling creation was a 2D picture frame which came out very well. Subsequently, I tried a 3D Kathakali dancer, which came out beautiful too. Since then, I have continued to explore myself more in this art form". 

My favorite is this Krishna below :).

Some of these sculptures have taken her more than 2 months to complete. Every last detail is perfectly finished and thought out...

Vaishali creates beautiful handmade Jewelry, sculptures and decor items.

For more of her work, check out her Facebook page here.