Human hair embroidery
Human hair embroidery is a traditional Chinese crafts. Skillful Chinese craftsmen use the human hair instead of the usual thread and create various works, like embroidered portraits of political leaders, famous people and just friends. Here you will see embroidered works made by different artists, and not only Chinese, like Colombian artist Zaira Pulido’s Human hair embroidery. Bogota-based artist uses the human hair of her friends.
Chinese master Zhang De Chun creates Human hair embroidery, also referring to the ancient Chinese technique of needlework. Zhang De Chun got this method from his grandmother when he was only 12 years old. At work, he uses five instruments and, of course, a magnifying glass. For each portrait Zhang De Chun uses from three hundred to ten thousand hairs. To create a palm-sized picture, master works for several months. He notes that it is necessary to control the movement of hands and even breathing.
Zhang has long wanted to find a student to whom he would pass on the secrets of great experience and skill. But even his own children find boring wasting time and many months of life to create a tiny hair pictures.