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Chinese papercut

Chinese papercut refers to handicraft created by cutting red paper with scissors to form different patterns. Chinese people paste them on walls, windows, doors and ceilings.

With the long history, papercut, which is originated in China, has been very popular among the ordinary people of China. The initiation and spread of papercut had a close relationship with Chinese rural festivals. People pasted papercut on walls, windows and doors at wedding ceremonies or festivals to enhance the festive atmosphere.          

Chinese papercuts are rich in content. The auspicious designs symbolize good luck and the avoidance of evil. The child, lotus and bottle gourd designs suggest a family with a large  number of children and grandchildren. Domestic birds, livestock, fruit, fish and worm are also familiar objects depicted by Chinese farmers.

 

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