Vijitha makes it to the Guinness Book of records with her 1,350 dolls
When most of us throw away papers into the dust bin, Vijitha collects every piece of paper for her unique hobby. From notices to wedding invitations, this origami artist finds raw material to make beautiful paper dolls from thrash.
She has entered the Guinness Book of World Records after successfully making 1,350 dolls within three months.
Vijitha’s every doll has a unique face and attire. Each one is different from others. She never uses any kind of artificial colour for the costumes of the doll.
“I have started making paper dolls as a time pass. But later, I found it very interesting and it became a passion for me. Initially I used to make one or two dolls daily but later it became 10 to 15 per day,” said Vijitha.
Finally, her simple hobby paved way for her to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.
She used wedding invitations, front cover of notebooks, used papers, notices, booklets and brochures to make the dolls.
She got a huge collection of papers during elections. When people throw out the notices of various political parties, Vijitha created paper dolls out of it.
Recently, she got placed in Limca Book of Records after making 2.5 feet long ‘Jimmikki Kammal’ (a type of earring) from waste paper and 50 feet long necklace from carton paper.
Vijitha has completed a course in Fashion Designing and it made her to try new handicrafts out of waste materials.
According to her, rather than making achievements in the field, she aims to recycle every waste material. “Such beautiful art pieces out of waste materials will encourage others to recycle waste materials at their home,” she added.
“Craft work has great role to soothe mental pressure from diseases and overcome sadness. We will feel relaxed if we engage in an interested job. It is called as ‘Art Therapy’ and it is very popular in foreign countries,” said Vijitha.
She also shared her ambition to learn Art Therapy from a foreign institute.
Vijitha, a post graduate student in psychology and a native of Palluruthy, is on the mission to complete her debut book on how to recycle waste materials.