The Story Behind the Paper Cuts

    Paper cutting has a long history in China and is a very popular folk art.
    Artisans would cut out elegant designs of landscape or animals from thin paper and paste them on walls or doors during festivals and wedding.   The colorful pictures brighten their houses and add to the joy of the celebration. 

How the Paper Cuts Are Made


1. Master artists design the pattern for the paper cut.

2. Workers cut the pattern.

3. Trained craftsmen cut through a pile of thin, rice paper according to the model.

4. Workers handpaint the paper cuts with Chinese colors.  The finished product will be packed when they are dry.
Paper cut designs change frequently, and some current designs may not be available in the future.   That makes them great collectible items.
        
Projects you can do with paper cuts

various paper cut designs on sale here