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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Chinese Paper Cutting Folk Art


When we were kids, my sisters and I used to watch our older cousins and aunts nimbly churn out beautiful cuttings from pieces of red paper with just a pair of scissors.
It was fascinating when, after a few symmetrical folds and several snips of the scissors, a complete design would unfurl. No two pieces were alike.
Sadly, I lack the patience and concentration required for this delicate folk art which dates back to the Han dynasty.









9 comments:

Jennifer said...

I cannot believe how beautiful they are - and out of ONE piece of paper! I'm like you though, I wouldn't have the patience to attempt to do anything but cut out one lonely heart! LOL!

Rebekah said...

I would never have the patients to make this type of art! Thanks for checking out my blog. It'll be fun to compare our lives with little boys!

Organize Your Life said...

Hi Veronica Lee,

thanks for visiitng my blog. :)

the cut outs look equisite! I wouldn't have the patience either sadly!

Claire McFee
Organize Your Life Organizers

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, I would not have the patience either! I used to make snowflakes, but that's about it..lol.

But, wow..those are beautiful!

Organize Your Life said...

Hi Veronica,

I have fixed up the 'followers button' on my blog..thanks for letting me know....it's on the RHS a bit down from the top.

All the best,
Claire

Buckeroomama said...

I remember having tons of these when I was a little girl!

They are neat, aren't they? I'm not sure where one can get these nowadays (outside of China, that is)..?

Clueless_Mama said...

Those are amazing! Hard to believe someone can do that.

blueviolet said...

That is such a beautiful form of artistic expression.

dayana said...

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