Paper Cutting 剪纸

Paper Cutting 剪纸

Paper-cutting is the art of paper designs, using scissors and knives to create detailed artwork out of paper.

Chinese paper-cutting is a traditional art style from China and originated from intricate patterns on ancient Chinese embroideries which eventually led to cutting patterns in paper, creating this folk art.

Paper-cutting has been practiced in China and used for decorations since at least the 6th Century AD and has a number of cultural significances, including bringing in health and prosperity to businesses and households.