Amazingly Papercut Bird Miniatures Of This Indian Duo Are Making People Sit Up And Take Notice

The gorgeous details inculcated in these miniature birds are simply incredible!

If you are a bird lover or bird watcher or are even pleased with the colourful plumes of these feathered friends, then you will certainly love the miniature papercut birds created by the duo of Nayan and Vaishali. The gorgeous details inculcated in these miniature birds are simply incredible!

Papercutting is as complex an art as origami, the art of paper folding. This duo uses hand cut and hand painted layered paper from which these beautiful birds are created. And the variety is simply mind-boggling. What adds to the complexity to the whole process is the size of these birds. It requires extremely intricate work to put these miniature birds together. Little wonder they easily fit the palm of the hand!

The Indian duo of Nayan and Vaishali hail from Ahmedabad in India. Nayan is a furniture and interior designer, while Vaishali is an illustrator. The common bond between them is they both love paper and birds. It was in the winter of 2015 that they struck upon the idea of starting a career as a miniature model maker. Birds were their obvious choice since both are avid bird lovers. The sheer variety of colourful plumage was also an added attraction that they thought would make their miniatures aesthetically pleasing.

This is what prompted the duo to focus on tiny and delicate birds found across the globe. What is remarkable is that these two did not focus only on the beautifully hued birds of paradise, but included even those with dull feathers. However, their presentation of even the common birds is such as to endear them to the viewers.

All kinds of birds created by them are displayed on their Instagram page, where they enjoy a sizeable following. You can also buy them online.


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297/365, Number Two Hundred ninety seven from our 365 Days of miniature art ~ Kagu / Cagou… . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . . The kagu or cagou (Rhynochetos jubatus) is a crested, long-legged, and bluish-grey bird endemic to the dense mountain forests of New Caledonia. It is the only surviving member of the genus Rhynochetos and the family Rhynochetidae, although a second species has been described from the fossil record. Measuring 55 cm (22 in) in length, it has pale grey plumage and bright red legs. Its 'nasal corns' are a unique feature not shared with any other bird. Almost flightless, it spends its time on or near the ground, where it hunts its invertebrate prey, and builds a nest of sticks on the forest floor. Both parents share incubation of a single egg, as well as rearing the chick. It has proven vulnerable to introduced predators and is threatened with extinction. . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #kagu #cagou #endangeredbirds #groundbird #sunbittern #greybird #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #dailymini #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeo @etsy @etsyin @strictlypaperart @boredpanda @fubiz @designboom @dailymini

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296/365, Number Two Hundred ninety six from our 365 Days of miniature art ~ Black Swan… . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . . The black swan (Cygnus atratus) is a large waterbird, a species of swan which breeds mainly in the southeast and southwest regions of Australia. Within Australia they are nomadic, with erratic migration patterns dependent upon climatic conditions. Black swans are large birds with mostly black plumage and red bills. They are monogamous breeders, and are unusual in that one-quarter of all pairings are homosexual, mostly between males. Both partners share incubation and cygnet rearing duties. . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #blackswan #swanqueen #swanlake #waterbird #blackbird #swansofinstagram #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #dailymini #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeo @etsy @etsyin @strictlypaperart @boredpanda @fubiz @designboom @dailymini

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292/365, Number Two Hundred ninety two from our 365 Days of miniature art ~ Purple-crowned fairywrens … . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . . The purple-crowned fairywren (Malurus coronatus) is a species of bird in the Australasian wren family, Maluridae. It is the largest of the eleven species in the genus Malurus and is endemic to northern Australia. The species name is derived from the Latin word cǒrōna meaning "crown", owing to the distinctive purple circle of crown feathers sported by breeding males. Genetic evidence shows that the purple-crowned fairywren is most closely related to the superb fairywren and splendid fairywren. Purple-crowned fairywrens can be distinguished from other fairywrens in northern Australia by the presence of cheek patches (either black in males or reddish-chocolate in females) and the deep blue colour of their perky tails. . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #purplecrownfairywren #fairywren #wren #couplesgoals #smallbird #cutebird #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #raptors #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeo @etsy @etsyin @strictlypaperart @boredpanda @fubiz @designboom

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288/365, Number Two Hundred eighty eight from our 365 Days of miniature art ~ Eastern Rosella… . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . . The eastern rosella (Platycercus eximius) is a rosella native to southeast of the Australian continent and to Tasmania. . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #easternrosella #rosella #rosellaparrot #parrotsofinstagram #birdfeeding #babybird #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #raptors #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeo @etsy @etsyin @strictlypaperart @boredpanda @fubiz @designboom

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281/365, Number Two Hundred eighty one from our 365 Days of miniature art ~ These three are our friends and the names are From left to right James, Juvenile & Jessica (Asian Koel) they visit our studio everyday…. This strange moment we saw few days back, a juvenile koel sitting with both male "James" and female "Jessica" koel and they where communicating with each other and as we know that koel is an parasite bird which lays egg in the nest of a house crow but this sight was strange.. so we made this artwork inspired from it.. Hope you will enjoy it.. . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . . The Asian koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes. It is found in the Indian Subcontinent, China, and Southeast Asia. It forms a superspecies with the closely related black-billed and Pacific koels which are sometimes treated as subspecies. The Asian koel is a brood parasite that lays its eggs in the nests of crows and other hosts, who raise its young. They are unusual among the cuckoos in being largely frugivorous as adults. The name koel is echoic in origin with several language variants. The bird is a widely used symbol in Indian poetry. . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #asiankoel #koel #cuckoobird #miniatureart #juvenile #birdfamily #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #Etsymadeinindia #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeo @etsy @etsyin @strictlypaperart @boredpanda @fubiz @designboom

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280/365, Number Two Hundred eighty from our 365 Days of miniature art ~ Australian Pelican . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . . The Australian pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) is a large waterbird of the family Pelecanidae, widespread on the inland and coastal waters of Australia and New Guinea, also in Fiji, parts of Indonesia and as a vagrant in New Zealand. It is a predominantly white bird with black wings and a pink bill. It has been recorded as having the longest bill of any living bird. It mainly eats fish, but will also consume birds and scavenges for scraps if the opportunity arrises. . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #australianpelican #pelican #pelicansofinstagram #miniatureart #waterbird #bigbird #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #Etsymadeinindia #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeo @etsy @etsyin @strictlypaperart @boredpanda @fubiz @designboom

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268/365, Number Two Hundred sixty eight from our 365 Days of miniature art ~ White headed Vulture with a dead Hare…. . . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . . The white-headed vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis) is an Old World vulture endemic to Africa. Populations have been declining steeply in recent years due to habitat degradation and poisoning of vultures at carcasses. . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #whiteheadedvulture #oldworldvulture #vulture #vulturesofinstagram #scavengerbirds #scavenger #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #Etsymadeinindia #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeo @etsy @etsyin @strictlypaperart @boredpanda @fubiz @designboom

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269/365, Number Two Hundred sixty nine from our 365 Days of miniature art ~ Bearded Reedling drinking water …. . . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . . The bearded reedling (Panurus biarmicus) is a small, sexually dimorphic reed-bed passerine bird. It is frequently known as the bearded tit, due to some similarities to the long-tailed tit, or the bearded parrotbill. It is the only species in the family Panuridae. . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #beardedreedling #beardedtit #passerine #titsofinstagram #titbird #coolbird #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #Etsymadeinindia #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeo @etsy @etsyin @strictlypaperart @boredpanda @fubiz @designboom

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