Paper Cutting Museum Picture

The Chinese traditional Paper Cutting Museum displays numerous number of paper cutting works…

The Chinese traditional Paper Cutting Museum displays numerous number of paper cutting works. The oldest surviving paper cutting is a symmetrical circle from the 6th century found in Xinjiang. By the eighth or ninth century paper cutting appeared in West Asia and in Turkey in the 16th century. Within a century, paper cutting was being done in most of middle Europe. Chinese Paper Cutting was the first style developed in China since Cai Lun invented paper in the region. There are a number of distinct uses for the paper cut outs in Chinese culture, almost all of which are for health, prosperity or decorative purposes. Where it is different compared to other cultural style is the extensive use of red. Also it has a heavy emphasis on single or a few Chinese characters often symbolizing with the Chinese Zodiac animals…