20 Jan 2010

Tiny sculpture can pass through needle's eye

3:06 pm on 20 January 2010

An artist from Taiwan has created the world's smallest tiger sculpture, which is tiny enough to pass through the eye of a needle.

Chen Forng-shean carved the animal, made of artificial resin and measuring just a millimetre in height, to mark the Year of the Tiger, which begins on 14 February.

Mr Chen, who has devoted himself to miniature sculpture for the past 30 years, says he worked on the tiny figure for four hours a day for three months.

The amateur artist, who works for the central bank, said the toughest part was painting the tiger's tongue red.