Embroidery »Eucharis«

Embroidery, Germany, 1800-1830, horse hair.
Courtesy of Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

This portrait is an embroidery probably made of horse hair. While in Europe hair embroidery was not able to establish itself, in China craftsmanship has been handed down for 1300 years, mainly for religious motifs. The embroiderers use their own hair.