Silent Inspiration: Chinese Woman
Embroids With her Feet...
Looking at her embroidered art, you probably think this woman has
golden hands, when in fact, she has no hands at all.
Gao Baoying has learned to use her feet to do everything we usually
do with our hands. I don’t know if she was born without hands,
or if she lost them in some freak accident, but one thing is for sure,
this woman is a true artist.
Gao, who lives in China’s Tianjin municipality, began practicing
embroidery with her feet, when she was just a teenager. As time
passed, her skills improved, and now she creates the most beautiful
embroidery. As recognition of her skills, Gao Baoying was invited
to showcase her work, at the Shanghai Expo.