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Human hair embroidery

Human hair embroidery. Portrait embroidered with human hair, made by Chinese master Zhang De Chun

Mona Liza. Portrait made by Chinese master Zhang De Chun. Human hair embroidery

Human hair embroidery
A traditional Chinese crafts, human hair embroidery still popular in China. Skillful Chinese craftsmen use the human hair instead of the usual thread and create various works. In particular, embroidered portraits of political leaders, famous people and just friends. Here you will see embroidered works made by different artists, and not only Chinese. For example, Colombian artist Zaira Pulido and Bogota-based artist, who uses the human hair of her friends.

Portrait embroidered with human hair, made by Chinese master Zhang De Chun

Bill Klinton. Portrait embroidered with human hair, made by Chinese master Zhang De Chun

According to Chinese master Zhang De Chun, he creates Human hair embroidery, 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. Noteworthy, 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. Besides, 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.

Human hair embroidery

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