Sunday, 11 March 2012

Leaf Carving

The art of carving an image on to a tree leaf, specifically the leaf of the Chinar tree. The tree is native to India, Pakistan and China aan similar to a maple tree leaf in appearance.

A difficult process with a 60% failure rate, it takes special tools to remove the leaf surface without cutting or removing the veins. According to leaf carver Victor Liu, owner of Longal Crafts: "The veins add detail into the subject matter of the carving," he said on his website.

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