BE INSPIRED BY FRIDA BALD BRAIDS AND CREATE YOUR OWN EXTRAORDINARY HAIR JEWELRY
SURREALISM IN MEXICO
On the exhibition FANTASTISCHE FRAUEN. Sixty portraits of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo in her paintings. She shows this self-image in front of large sheets of paper. She looks seriously at her viewers. A monkey sits on her right shoulder. With her back arched, the black cat on her left shoulder is getting ready to jump. The artist wears her plaits pinned up, a ribbon with two silver butterflies is tied to her hair. Mysterious hybrid creatures of dragonfly and flower fly around her head.
MANY SURREALISTS DEALT WITH THEIR OWN IDENTITY IN THEIR WORKS
They slipped into different roles, transformed themselves into animals or fantasy creatures and expressed their deepest feelings or desires. In her self-portraits Frida Kahlo often wears great hairstyles decorated with flowers, coloured ribbons or small animals. You can do that too, combine different materials to create an imaginative hairband!
YOU NEED: A HAIRBAND, PIPE CLEANER OR THICK WIRE, FLOWERS, LEAVES OR BRANCHES, BEADS AND VARIOUS HOUSEHOLD MATERIALS
Attach flowers, leaves, branches or other small objects to your hairband with the pipe cleaners or a piece of thick wire. Wrap the wire tightly around the headband several times before tying the object. Make sure that both ends of the wire do not touch your head when you put the headband on. You can string beads or other things with a small hole.
- Look for many different materials for your hairband in your home - toothpicks, small toy figures, straws, wooden spoons, anything is possible! Let our picture gallery inspire you
- You can also cut out small drawings, animals or unusual shapes from coloured clay paper and stick them on the wire or pipe wiper
- You can also find more ideas on our Pinterest-Board