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3 Developing Face


A soft material of the development of the human face at about week 8 when the palatine shelves of the maxillary prominences join to form the palate.


developing face
developing face  developing face  developing face


The fabric used was stretch fabric. In the following photos of the pattern pieces the background grid is 100mm x 100mm. Matching colours derived from http://www.indiana.edu/~anat550/hnanim/face/face.html.

Frontonasal prominence – teal blue:

developing face - Frontonasal prominence

Mandibular prominence (lower part of pharyngeal arch 1) – maroon:

developing face - Maxillary prominences

Maxillary prominences (upper part of pharyngeal arch 1) – purple. A short open-ended zip is incorporated between the two prominences:

developing face - Maxillary prominences  developing face - Maxillary prominences  developing face - Maxillary prominences

Other arches – grey:

developing face - Other arches

Medial nasal process – yellow and Lateral nasal processes – pale green:

developing face - Medial nasal process   developing face - Medial nasal process

Once sewn up the pieces were filled with dacron and hand sewn together.

The eyes are made of ping pong balls covered with white knit fabric:

developing face - eyes


Developing Face

Dr Christine Jasoni (initial idea and academic support), Fieke Neuman (patterns, sewing). Department of Anatomy, University of Otago.

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