To this craftakari, paper is the new bamboo

Were you one among the people who visited the Madras Flea Market at Kalakshetra recently? Well, you probably wouldn’t have missed the vibrant stall that showcased baskets, coasters and other interior decors. If some of you passed it for being bamboo-made decors, you were wrong! Made out of newspapers, tea cartons and shirt packaging material, Pooja Patel’s ‘Craftkari’ is a center where everything is recycled and upcycled.  

An IT engineer, Pooja left her cushy job to take care of her five-year-old son and soon ventured into this craft. “I have always loved crafts and wanted to do something productive. Five years ago, I saw a video where a lady from Europe made baskets out of newspapers. I started trying it out and it was a success!” she recalls..............Read more


Source: The New Indian Express

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