Musa is the brand we are talking about. Started by Savithru, a miniature artist, an expert pencil carver, Musa leaves us amazed about the perfection of their products every time we stalk their Instagram page.
Who knew one can create wonders with something as simple and small as a pencil top? Musa creates micro art by carving the pencil top in any form we want without using magnification tools. Marvel heroes, famous leaders like Abraham Lincon, Barack Obama, actors like DiCaprio, Kamal Haasan - Musa has a portrait of them of all carved in pencil. They are open for customisation for any objects, people's portraits, names, letters that you may want. Musa is based in Coimbatore and takes up orders online through their Instagram page. Their products could be the perfect gift for anyone who has an eye for detail and appreciates handmade, unique artefacts. 'It takes minimum four hours to sculpt people's faces but only about 20 minutes for a five-letter word' says Savithru, who received a Doctorate for carving the smallest portrait of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan without magnifying tools.
These pencil carvings are priced from INR 150 per letter, INR 600 for objects and INR 3500 onwards for face sculptures. Musa also runs a studio in Coimbatore in the name of Will Lift, where they train students in pencil carving.