Astoundingly Meticulous Paper Tapestries by Tomoko Shioyasu

These gorgeous and gargantuan tapestries are the work of Japanese artist Tomoko Shioyasu, who meticulously cuts each element by hand from giant sheets of paper using simple utility knives and soldering irons. This process must take her hundreds of hours to complete, considering the complexity of the intricate designs. I’d hate to be the one who’s responsible for hanging these up!

Tomoko’s art mainly focuses on the idea of nature’s most elaborate and convoluted creations, such as the movement of water, the forces of the wind, and the multifarious organic patterns of cells. I admire her patience with such intricate work and complex subject matter, not to mention finding a way to translate her vision to such a simple medium as paper. Simply amazing!

To purchase Tomoko’s work, visit her page on

  1. ScrapAndSalvage said:

    this is INSANE. i should have made more than paper snowflakes as s kid. maybe i would have come up with something 1/16 as creative as this. just wow.

    • Haha! I feel the same way. I can’t believe how much patience this girl must have! Amazing!

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