Interesting Portraits Made of Human Hair

Zhang Dexuan is the world's only artist who creates portraits of braided human hair. 66-year-old Zhang Dexuan, from China's Sichuan province, claims he is the only artist in the world able to create detailed portraits from strands of human hair.

Using just five simple tools and a magnifying glass, Zhang manages to created incredible portraits, from hundreds of hair strands collected from members of his family. Judging by the tools used, you might think the art of weaving hair is pretty simple, Zhang Dexuan claims he is the only hair weaving artist on Earth, and has practiced it for the last 54 years.

The average diameter of a young person's hair strand is 0.7 mm, while old people's hair is just 0.5 mm in diameter and Zhang makes use of both kinds in his artworks, so you can imagine how delicate the process of creating the portraits really is. Just so you can get an idea of the difficulty of this ancient art, Zhang Dexuan has to control his breathing while working, so he doesn't break the hair strands. Take a look at this quite strange form of art.

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