Monday, April 30, 2012


Israeli designer, Talia Mukmel creates these earthy objects made from simple materials - sand, flour and cotton threads.

Inspired by the crafts and basic materials used by African tribes, Talia created a series of containers. Made using knotting techniques like macramé and materials like earth, flour, sand and water, the decorative quirky objects are biodegradable and ephemeral. Mukmel’s innovative “terra-cotta” containers mix old traditions, easily available materials and experimental new techniques.
To make these fantastic objects, the young designer first crafted macramé containers using a heat-proof tough string. Then she mixed and rolled the sand, water and earth with flour, which helps bind everything together, and wrapped the string basket with the dough. Lastly, she baked her creations in the oven for a few minutes.

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