Recycled paper decor accents in India
"I dream of having a workshop of my own and making more wonderful designs in the future. I also wish to teach other people… so that we can make beautiful things together."I'm from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh. I have been deaf from birth. My family and friends describe me as a sharp-minded girl with the ability to understand things very quickly. I love to travel and appreciate the beauty of nature. I also love to dance, which I can easily learn by watching others.
I attended school in Aligarh but couldn't continue my studies after tenth grade. The school authorities were reluctant to let me continue my education since I was a girl, and they were afraid that something bad would happen since I cannot hear or speak.
Ever since my childhood days, I have been fascinated by the craftwork that my uncle did. He used to make boxes and other decorative pieces. I would sit and watch him work for hours. At times, I would help him in his work, which gave me satisfaction and happiness. I earned a diploma in crafting from Aligarh Muslim University. Paper quilling fascinated me the most, and I decided to try my hand at it.
“I use recycled paper, glue, and acrylic paints to create amazing baskets. They are made entirely by hand. First, the recycled paper is cut into strips of all different sizes, which are then rolled to create the desired shape. It is then decorated with fabric paint. The strips or shapes are then joined together with glue to create the desired design. I work by myself, assisted only by my mother and sister. My uncle's craftwork still inspires me.
I dream of having a workshop of my own and making more wonderful designs in the future. I also wish to teach other people who are interested in this craft so that we can make beautiful things together and spread them all over the world. I am thankful to you for giving me an opportunity to showcase my talent through my work.
7 items by Yusra
Beautiful Spirals in Blue
Recycled Paper Basket in Blue from India
Beautiful Spirals in Blue, Recycled Paper Basket in Blue from India
YusraHandcrafted from coiled recycled paper in tones of blue and white, this catchall from India is designed by Yusra. Spiral patterns decorate the catchall's exterior, perfect for simple decor as well as...$44.99
Green Recycled Paper Decorative Basket from India
Eco Green, Green Recycled Paper Decorative Basket from India
YusraWorking with strips of recycled paper, Indian artisan Yusra coils this delightfully eco-friendly decorative basket by hand. Painted green, this lovely basket is completed with a lid that displays a...$47.99
Gold-Tone Recycled Paper Basket from India
Golden Nest, Gold-Tone Recycled Paper Basket from India
YusraWorking with coils of recycled paper in a gold tone, Indian artisan Yusra creates a charming catchall to add to your home decor. This catchall is perfect for simple decor as well as for storing small...$29.99
Beautiful Spirals in Pink
Recycled Paper Basket in Red from India
Beautiful Spirals in Pink, Recycled Paper Basket in Red from India
YusraHandcrafted from coiled recycled paper in tones of pink and white, this catchall from India is designed by Yusra. Spiral patterns decorate the catchall's exterior, perfect for simple decor as well as...$49.99
Handcrafted Recycled Paper Basket from India
Red Garden, Handcrafted Recycled Paper Basket from India
YusraDesigned by Indian artisan Yusra, this catchall is perfect for home decor as well as for collecting small items. Yusra handcrafts the catchall from coils of recycled paper, painted red and white.$59.99
Floral Recycled Paper Mini Basket from India
Floral Glory, Floral Recycled Paper Mini Basket from India
YusraPerfect for simple decor or for storing small items, this mini basket from India is woven by hand from coils of recycled paper. Yusra designs the basket, decorated with handmade yellow flowers around...$27.99
Red and White
Red and White Recycled Paper Basket from India
Red and White, Red and White Recycled Paper Basket from India
YusraPainted red and white, tubes of recycled paper are handwoven together to create this charming basket from India. Yusra creates this basket for a charming addition to any home.$25.99
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"So pretty and unique"
Love this item, the color is perfect for my kitchen. Youd never know it was made of paper. It is delicate but not too much so.
- I'm going to line it a little and use as a fruit bowl
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"A true work of art"
Art that I can use every day. So beautiful and so well made. Bonus. Its also eco friendly. Win, win, win!
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