ART AND P OLITICS : TRADITIONAL CHIN E S E P A P E RCUT – TAASA Review June 2011
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This article was originally found in the June 2011 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 20, Issue 2, Page 4).
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Liwanna Chan T he art of paper cutting (jianzhi) is one of the many ancient Chinese folk arts.
Jianzhi involves the creation of decorative paper motifs with cut-out designs commonly seen pasted over paper lattice window panes in rural China.
It is especially plentiful in north China where homes are often cave dwellings with windows on the southern wall to obtain maximum sunlight...