You Won’t Believe This Incredibly Intricate Art is Carved into Leaves

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Their ubiquity causes them to be overlooked, but leaves – when observed up close – are some of Mother Nature’s most mesmerizing creations. Perhaps, though, their prettiness can be taken to the next level. What if, for example, the humble leaf is actually the perfect canvas for a miniature masterpiece?

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“Leafage carving” specialists Longal Craft Co. certainly think so. The China-based artists carve amazingly detailed scenes and portraits into chinar leaves, perfectly combining the beauty of art with that of nature.

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Their leaves show off great cityscapes as well as famous artworks and celebrities. Sometimes it looks like photographs have been directly transferred onto the leaves – but no, it’s all done with human hands.

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