“Like going to war.” This is how one of the wrestlers in photographer Ken Hermann and art director Gem Fletcher‘s project Bökh, describes Mongolian wrestling. Shot in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, the resulting portraits and short film pay respect to this ancient tradition. It’s a tradition that is still very much alive in the nomadic communities that account for 30% of the country’s population.
Renowned in the Star Wars universe for their intimidating stature and combat capabilities, All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT) walkers aren’t typically considered “cute.” With a homemade AT-AT crochet pattern and a bit of imagination, however, Etsy Seller Krawka has proven how adorable the four-legged vehicles can actually be.
While Krawk sells countless crochet patterns in her shop, her AT-AT design is particularly precious. With stubby little legs, big, bright eyes, and a rounded belly, Krawk’s delightful design puts the transport vehicles in a new—and far less mechanical—light. Given the finished product’s large size (10.2 inches tall by 11 inches long), Krawka has designed this galactic project with medium-advanced crocheters in mind. While its stature may be intimidating, keep in mind that it’s only a small fraction of an actual AT-AT’s towering height of 20 meters!
Krawka’s AT-AT pattern is easy to follow, walking its Padawans through the cute and cuddly plush’s multi-piece construction. You can see a sample on Krawka’s blog, or go the whole nine yards and buy the complete guide on Etsy.
May the force be with you!