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Woodworking has been used in the creation of mannequins for centuries. The history of mannequins can be traced back to ancient civilizations such as Egypt and Greece, where wooden figures were used to display clothing and jewelry in markets and temples.
During the Renaissance, mannequins made of wood or wax were used to display clothing in shops and on the street, and were also used as models for artists. In the 18th century, mannequins became more lifelike, with carved wooden heads, hands, and feet, and covered in fabric or leather to simulate human skin.
The development of steam-powered machinery in the 19th century allowed for the mass production of mannequins, and the use of metal frames made them even more durable. In the 20th century, the introduction of plastics allowed for even more realistic and lightweight mannequins.
Today, woodworking is still used in the creation of high-end mannequins, particularly those made for the fashion industry. Artisans and craftsmen use woodworking tools to carve and shape the forms, which are then finished with various materials such as fiberglass or foam.
Mannequins made of wood can be found in antique shops and collections, and are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. In addition, many woodworking hobbyists create miniature mannequins or busts as a way to display their skills and creativity.
Written by ChatGPT with guidance from Billy Carmen.
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