Folk Paper Cut, Baoji
Paper-cut which has profound base among the people of Shanxi is also called “paper-cut for window decoration”. Having a very long history, this kind of art carries the meaning of good luck on every occasion of the Spring Festival and Wedding Ceremony.
The Shanxi paper-cut which focus on the art of original ecology and contains ancient culture has been the focus of the artists’ attention in China. Through the paper-cut made in different ways and features, for instance, folk-custom, character play, grass, insect, flowers and animals, the folk people express their ideal and hope. At the same time the paper-cut are made exaggerated shaped, simply lined and vivid. And among the people there are a great number of past masters of making paper-cut.
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