The beard - male, strong and proud.
A part of male character and a most prominent feature in any portrait.
Patchwork quilting - a most feminine art.
To bring to life an unusual portrait series, a complete historical subculture was manufactured around the subject matter of Postichery (the creation and adorning of fabric beards), complete with individual back stories for each “artifact”, which has then been presented as an historical collection for the Museum of Helsinki in the form of a museum brochure, entitled, The Museum of Helsinki Lufthansa “Postiche Collection”, designed by Hampus Jageland.
The project is part of the Slow Photography Movement.
The Museum website complete with excerpts.