Bristle Dolls: Bai Dacheng 白大成: 鬃人
Artist At Work

Bristle dolls have truncated clay cores. Bai glues boar bristles onto their wide bottoms. While the figures were originally clothed in paper, they are now clothed in silk. The silk clothing is backed by rice paper that Bai makes himself, and it is attached to the dolls with flour paste. The dolls made by Bai’s teacher were made of paper and were also much smaller.