14 Sep '12, 5pm

Russian Woman Covers House With 30,000 Recycled Bottle Caps

Russian Woman Covers House With 30,000 Recycled Bottle Caps

Living in a remote region bordering the taiga forests of Siberia, one might not expect to see a burst of colour coming from a massive collection of recycled bottle caps all in one place. But a retired woman by the name of Olga Kostina, a resident of Kamarchaga village, has done just that -- painstakingly collecting old bottle caps over the years and decorating the outside of her home with them in bright mosaic patterns. © REUTERS / Ilya Naymushin According to Oddity Central , each of the recycled bottle caps are hammered into the walls by hand, following traditional macrame patterns -- usually a textile technique using knots rather than weaving or knitting, but translated here over to plastic caps -- showing beautiful designs and depictions of local wildlife. © REUTERS / Ilya Naymushin © REUTERS / Ilya Naymushin Olga's house has been transformed into a local curiosity, and...

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