Papercut is an art form originally
created in China. Around the first century A.D., the Chinese invented
that most flexible, versatile and adaptable of materials -- paper. The
first papercut can be traced date back to the period known as the Northern
and Southern Dynasties (A.D. 386-581). In the T'ang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906)
papercuts are the subject of a poem by the poet Ts'ui Tao-yung and from
other sources of this period they are described as being used to decorate
plants and worn by ladies in their hair in form of butterflies and flowers.
Here are some sample of Chinese Papercuts.
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