An Albanian artist used over 1.5 million staples to create this portrait of Saint Teresa of Calcutta
New Delhi: Armed with just a stapler, Albanian artist Saimir Strati has created a stunning portrait of Mother Teresa, now known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. Mr Strati used more than 1.5 million wire staples to create what the Guinness World Records officially calls the world's largest staple mosaic. Built in less than a month, the 10-square-metre mosaic portrait will hang permanently at the National Museum of Kosovo in the capital, Pristina.
Made up of sparkling silver and copper staples, the mosaic includes the words "Peace begins with a smile."
This isn't the first Guinness World Record that Mr Strati has set. The artist also holds the records for the world's largest cork mosaic, the largest drinking straw mosaic and the largest brush mosaic among others.
Take a closer look at how Mr Strati made this particular mosaic:
Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu to ethnic Albanian parents. She made Kolkata her home for close to 70 years.
She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. A year later, she received the Bharat Ratna.
She was canonised by Pope Francis before over 1.20 lakh people at the Vatican on September 4, 2016.