Embroidered Portraits Made with Human Hair

From cat hair to human hair, Colombian artist Zaira Pulido makes embroidery with her friend’s follicles. She takes long strands of human hair and stitches together portraits made with their own mane. The artist has also created images of personal objects like her brush and bra. There’s a long history of artists who use hair as their medium — the technique was also popular during Victorian times and Memento Mori funerary art — so it doesn’t seem that strange Pulido has taken to using lengthy locks for her pieces. The result is an expressive and fragile-looking image that resembles a drawing more than a traditional embroidered work. Click through for more.


Image credit: Zaira Pulido [Spotted via Neatorama]


Image credit: Zaira Pulido


Image credit: Zaira Pulido


Image credit: Zaira Pulido


Image credit: Zaira Pulido