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Classic/Modern: Chinese Paper Cutting Art

Monday 03.11.2013 , Posted by

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Chinese Paper Cutting or Jianzhi (剪纸) as it is known in China was the first type of paper cutting design in the world. For thousands of years, intricate cut-outs and shapes have been created and then used as decoration in homes. They are usually put on windows, lamps, doors and mirrors and symbolize good luck or fortune. They are also used as a form of gifting, commonly given at special occasions such as the new year. [Read more…]

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