A woman works to create handmade Nepali Lokta paper in Kathmandu January 7, 2015. Lokta papers are made from the fibrous inner bark of Lokta bushes that are found over 5,000 metres above sea level. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)
These pieces are made of Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books. They are constructed by a technique of rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper called quilling or paper filigree. Quilling was first practiced by Renaissance nuns and monks who are said to have made artistic use of the gilded edges of worn out bibles, and later by 18th century ladies who made artistic use of lots of free time. I find quilling exquisitely satisfying for rendering the densely squished and lovely internal landscape of the human body in cross section.
Visitors walk past a family of scarecrows during the Scarecrow Festival in Heather, Britain July 29, 2015. The annual event asks residents of Heather to make scarecrows to raise thousands of pounds for local groups and charities. (Photo by Darren Staples/Reuters)
A paper rhacophorus arvalis (farmland green tree frog) of Taiwan (R) is surrounded by paper pandas at an exhibition called “Pandas on Tour” at the National Theater in Taipei on February 24, 2014. Some 1,600 paper made pandas are on display, designed by French artist Paulo Grangeon. (Photo by Mandy Cheng/AFP Photo)
In 1908 the black worker Zacharias Lewala found a diamond while working in this area and showed it to his supervisor, the German railroad inspector August Stauch. After realizing that this area is rich of diamonds, lots of German miners settled in this area and soon after the German government declared a large area as a "Sperrgebiet", starting to exploit the diamond field.
Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi, also known as the festival of colours, in the town of Barsana in the Uttar Pradesh region of India, March 16, 2016. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)