Chinese Paper-cutting

2022-04-22 Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download
Special: Decoding the Culture Genes of China

What can be done with a piece of paper?

Chinese paper-cutting is the answer.

Delicate and elegant style from Yangzhou

Simple and concise style from Ansai.

Ancient China has given birth to a wide variety of paper-cut styles.

People cut the paper into diverse shapes with their scissors.

Early in the 1st century B.C.,“Hollow-out carving” was used in making handicrafts.

The paper-cutting art came into being after paper was invented around 2000 years ago

A young man wrote down the character “Fu”and His wife tore it out.

This became the predecessor of paper-cutting.

Tuanhua in the 1st century is the earliest documented form of paper-cut.

Besides rounded blossom, symmetrical horses and monkeys were also cut out.

Concise skills created a rich folk style. With the improvement of skills, Paper-cuts developed into multi-colored ones, and diversified patterns, such as figures, beasts and landscapes, carrying people’s interests and vision of life,

Look, this pattern of the lotus surrounding the koi, isn’t it people’s blessi ng for well-off life ?

A piece of red paper, A pair of scissors, Stand for the diligence and wisdom of Chinese people, Pick up your paper and scissors, and create your own paper-cut!


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