Video: Zhang Dexuan is the only master in the world to create braided portraits from human hair
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 05:58
The creation of portraits and paintings from intertwined human hair is an ancient Chinese technique. However, our today's hero Zhang Dexuan claims that today he is the only person in the world who owns it: his teachers have long died, and the children find this occupation too difficult.
The author uses only five simple tools and a magnifying glass for the work, and collects hair from all members of his family. Although from the outside it may seem that there is nothing particularly complicated in the weaving technique of the Chinese, Zhang Dexuan claims that no one else in the world makes such works besides him. And he himself is engaged in this unusual type of activity and has been improving it for 54 years already.
The average human hair diameter is 0.7 mm, while the hair diameter of an elderly person is even smaller - 0.5 mm. Zhang Dexuan works with both types of hair, so you can imagine how delicate the process of creating portraits really is. The author says that while weaving, he must control not only the movements of his hands, but even his own breathing.
In order to get a work of no more than 10 square centimeters, Zhang Dexuan first creates a project on paper, the dimensions of which are 100 times the original, and then spends several months, painstakingly interweaving the hairs together. The author spends the lion's share of the time choosing the highest quality hairs: on average, for one work he has to revise up to 10 thousand copies.
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