Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Chinese Paper Cutting

The Story of Chinese Paper Cutting
(handed down from generation to generation)

Long time ago, there was a man who lost his wife and he was really, really lonely. A friend gave him a gift, a lady made of paper cutting that sticks to the lamp. When the lamp is on, there's a huge image of a woman, pretending that's his wife. From then on, Chinese Paper Cutting became famous.

Paper cutting was started 2000+ years ago by Chinese, offering it to their ancestors in heaven, or offered to a person who just passed away.

Nowadays, people use paper cutting  as a gift any time of the year, use as a decoration for windows or doors, and even accessories for body, umbrella, bags, and clothes. Artists also may use different colors.

By the way, I made this for the first time! A lot of patience, but worth!

Weekday Photos
Ruby Tuesday


♣☆♥Willa♥☆♣ said...

Did you cut that?It's cool!!!

Tracy said...

Really intricate!

Anonymous said...

That's a really pretty image and a neat story behind it! Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday~

Anonymous said...

That's awesome! Your blog lets me travel. I love it!

Anonymous said...

That is really pretty Lani. Have a great day.

Ann said...

My friend hgave me cuttings of the Chinese Zodiac. It is too precious to cut.

thanks for the tale of the origin of the paper cutting. i didn't know about this.

Gringo said...

Interesting pix! Glad l found your blog!

Nora Johnson said...

Hi again!

What an interesting story - and such a lovely ruby red!

Have a great week,


btw Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can stop by.

Liza said...

Very interesting! I'd like to learn that.

Happy RT.

Maria @ LSS said...

It's very pretty. Did you cut it?

Maria @ LSS

reg said...

absolutely interesting

chubskulit said...

That's very pretty.

Ruby Tuesday - Messy but Fun

Linnea W said...

It's beautiful and so full of life! Thanks for this information about paper cutting. Nice story. Thanks for stopping by, too.

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