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The perfect combination of apair of scissors, a piece of paper and a pair of hands: Chinese paper-cut art

AmberJ
2018/2/27 20:32:25
The perfect combination of apair of scissors, a piece of paper and a pair of hands: Chinese paper-cut art
Chinese paper-cut is a direction which used the scissors or knife cut patterns on the paper, used to decorate life or other folk activities. In China, paper-cutting has a broad mass base and is integrated into the social life of people of all nationalities. It is an important part of various folk-custom activities.
Folk paper-cut in various forms to express the desire for life, protect life, praise life, express the joy of life, worship of life as people's religious beliefs.
Paper-cut art is one of the oldest Chinese folk art, as a hollow art, which gives people the visual feeling of emptiness and artistic enjoyment. Paper cutting used the scissors cut paper into a variety of patterns, such as window grilles, door leaves, wall flowers, ceiling flowers and so on. Every festival or wedding celebration, people will arrange beautiful and bright paper-cut stick on home windows, walls, doors and lanterns, the festive atmosphere is therefore more heightened.
In rural areas, paper-cuts are usually done by women and girls. In the past, paper-cuts were pretty much the art of handcraft that every girl had to master, and they were also used as a standard for people to judge the girl whether she can be bride. In South and North of China, paper-cut art, through a pair of scissors, a piece of paper, you can express a variety of emotions in life.

Paper-cut art

Paper-cut art

There is a shop that specializes in the figure paper-cut in Yu Garden. You can try it when you come to Shanghai.
2018/3/8 15:07:48