Sunday, April 30, 2017

Project Hair

The Hmong/Miao people of southwest China collect their hair to create these pieces – some have generations of hair woven together to create the finished piece.

Project Hair | MIAO from Hair by Nicolas Jurnjack on Vimeo.

The hair is woven into tiny braids, sometimes mixing in wool and animal hair, and those braids are then made into larger ponytails. The ponytails are wrapped around a support made from wooden horns and secured with white ribbon, wound around in a striking geometric pattern.

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