Papercut is a kind of Chinese folk art and its history can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty. It is originally for religious purposes, but as time went on, it has been widely used as a decoration on a wall, window, door, column, mirror, lamp, and lantern in the house. The skilled craftsmen cut a variety of patterns with a scissor in a piece of paper, and the process is very complicated. It always takes a skilled craftsman much time and energy to complete a papercut work. For example, a skilled craftsman spend about half a month to finish the papercut work, Spreading Shades Of Dusk. The craftsman is preferring the daily activities of ordinary people, natural scenery, Chinese art, etc as patterns. On any happy festivals, the Chinese love choosing red papercuts as decorations pasted on the doors, windows of the house, wishing to bring good luck and fortune for family. Nowaday, many creative artists has perfectly combined papercut with Chinese painting, making papercut more artistic and tasteful as wall decorations.
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