Talented artist creates leather accessories of insects that are super lifelike

Leather accessories have always been symbols of status. Often, people wear them to bring attention to themselves.

Japanese artist Amanojaku to Hesomagari is taking things up a notch.

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They’ve been creating bags, pouches, bracelets, and other accessories in the likeness of animals. However, the one that has set the internet on fire is their insects collection which almost resembles the actual critters.

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Just take a look at these!

Fancy wearing this to work? IMAGE: amaheso.

If you’re looking for a cure for entomophobia, perhaps these leather accessories are perfect for you.

 
Oh, quit being a flea bag. IMAGE: amaheso.

In an interview with Bored Panda, the artist said that before deciding to become an artist, they had studied cognitive neuropsychology at graduate school.

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However, the artist taught themselves sewing and was drawn to the animal kingdom.

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“There are so many unknown animals in the world. And there are many animals that are hated unfairly, too. Through my work, I am trying to show people how charming they are.”

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It apparently takes a month to complete one piece.

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“Small ones can take me up to 3 days, while large works sometimes last 3 weeks.”

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Teaming up with professionals, Amanojaku is able to mimic the resemblance of real life creatures.

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“I am extremely grateful to the researchers and (nature) photographers who teach me about all the animals I’m interested in.”

Check out more of the artist’s work here.

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