IIAD Student quills 2,500 dolls for Guinness Book of World Records
It is incredibly aspirational to attempt to break a Guinness world record. Kanika Agarwal, an Interior Architecture and Design student at IIAD, recently put on display 2,500 handmade paper dolls at the IIAD campus.
In July 2019 Kanika began exploring communities and awards for paper quilling which is when she came across the Guinness World Record for ‘Largest Display of Handmade Paper Dolls. Kanika has been working on her display for over a year since she first came across the World Record of 2,111 dolls. In order to challenge the current record and earn a place in the prestigious Guinness Book, Kanika has quilled 2,500 dolls.
While it was an exciting journey, Kanika claims that it required a great deal of effort and patience. She watched several videos on quilling from the previous record in order to understand the technique and kind of dolls to make. She also spent most of her free time – even while she was travelling in the metro – working on her collection. The lockdown gave her the extra time she needed to complete her project which she has been working on for long.
Kanika thanks her professors for not only helping her with the intricate details such as which paper type to use for her project but also providing her with motivation, guidance and support throughout the process. ‘If you want to do something crazy, just go for it, believe in yourself and start working!’ Kanika says. Her attempt to challenge the current world record has not only helped her visualise 3D shapes and objects better but has also taught her efficiency and time management.
Her feat is not only inspirational but also encouraging for others, prodding them to take risks and follow their passion. IIAD proudly congratulates her outstanding achievement and wishes her many more landmarks in her creative ventures!