30,000 bottle caps decorate russian pensioner's home
30,000 bottle caps decorate russian pensioner's home
sep 12, 2012
30,000 bottle caps decorate russian pensioner's home

russian pensioner olga kostina used 30,000 plastic bottle caps to decorate her home
image © reuters / ilya naymushin

in the russian village of kamarchaga, in the siberian taiga, russian pensioner olga kostina has used 30,000 plastic bottle caps to adorn
her home with colorful patterns and images – making it somewhat of a local landmark. over many years, in the isolated rural town
situated just in the perimeter of the taiga’s forest, kostina collected the lids and once she felt there was enough she created detailed
murals across the walls of her home with images of traditional macrame motifs and various creatures living in the neighboring woodland.
hammering every cap by hand, kostina used the conventional macrame technique of weaving and knit knots to fabricate the detailed mosaics.

kostina used the conventional macrame technique of weaving and knit knots to fabricate the detailed mosaics
image © reuters / ilya naymushin

detail image of the re-interpreted mural
image © reuters / ilya naymushin

the murals depict images of traditional motifs and various woodland creatures
image © reuters / ilya naymushin

kostina hammered in each individual cap
image © reuters / ilya naymushin

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