Paper-cut is one of China's most popular and characteristic folk arts. It takes paper as the material and scissor or engraving knife as the tool. The tradition can be traced back to the 6th century. However, it probably emerged even a few centuries earlier. In Chinese culture paper-cuts symbolize the idea of blessedness, luck and fortune. Most Chinese families use them as window decorations and patterns, and for religious and decoration purposes.
As a form of folk art, it occupies a significant position in the folk activities. Since the time as early as the Southern Song dynasty, professional paper-cutting craftsmen have emerged. Today, in the countryside, usually only women and girls make paper-cuts. It used to be even one of the craftsmanship that every girl was to master and that were often used to judge brides.
I found some wonderful paper cuts of ancient Chinese patterns.
"I found some wonderful paper cuts of ancient Chinese patterns."
so u found them and didnt make them? then why post them here? and especially why in FF section? read the rules noob >_>
Because he "found" them on his site that he wants you to go to.Originally Posted by Doomgriever
In other words,
CLOSED, rather than deleted, 'cause Chinese paper cuts are neat.
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MOVED, rather than deleted...because elwell wanted it so
FF is not the place for this anyway...