hair hitching is an old technique which originated among the cowboys.
However, the work was done by prisoners since it is very time-consuming
and these people did have the time needed.
The horse hair is formed in a special knotting and braiding technique.
hair hitching is very time-consuming and a finished object (e.g. a belt)
requires approx. 5,000 hair strands and approx. 35,000 knots. Important
virtues for this work are creativity, a feeling for colours, precision
and endurance. Every finished object is unique due to colouring, different
patterns and craftsmanship.
hair are knotted and then twisted. The resulting strands of approx.
30cm are worked around a stick in a tubular manner. The finished object
is soaked and reworked to make it evenly ductile. Subsequently protruding
hair is cut off and finally the object is removed from the stick.
patterns are formed by hair strands of different colours, which are
also died, if required. The surface structure of the hair remains and
provides a wonderful shiny appearance.