I’ve always been fascinated with hair.
I was a child obsessed with the way my father would draw on my hair, and even though I was born in South Africa, I always wanted to learn how to make it.
One day, as I was playing with my friend’s hair, I noticed something strange: the color of the hair changed.
When I looked closer, I found out that the anankhahm is an ancient and magical species of fish.
When they reach the age of 100 years old, they are usually eaten, but I was curious to see if it was possible to make a hairbow out of the feathers.
I decided to try it myself and created my own hairbow using a tiny plastic needle.
It took me about an hour to create the first one and I think it worked well enough to make my friend proud of me!
I’ve been asked for many times to share my amazing craft with other people and it’s so easy to make your own anankahm hairbow, whether it’s from a single piece of paper or as a single strand, and you can find all sorts of inspiration for your own creations on my website.
Here are some of the ideas I have for you: How to Make an Anankha Hairbow