Bharti Parmar is an incredible Birmingham artists who I am working with toward an exhibition at Aedas Presents next year. Today I popped by her studio for an update and I was amazed by what I saw. For part of the exhibition Bharti is making a 6m squared rug - out of human hair!
Some gorgeous European hair samples - these were pieces in their own right, soft and the most exquisite variation of colours from blondes through to reds.
Bharti showing me how to make a rug out of hair -
this is a very specialised technique used in wig making
Here is a little film of Bharti in action
Here is the rug as it looks at the moment hung up - Bharti is brushing it in this pic
And here is another project Bharti is working on, making an acorn shaped charm ouf of woven hair