Paper-cut art showcased in Malta to greet New Year
As a prelude to a series of celebratory events to welcome the upcoming lunar New Year, a special exhibition featuring Chinese paper-cut artworks is being staged in Valletta, the capital city and cultural hub of Malta. Over 50 paper-cuts are showcased at the China Cultural Center in Malta until Feb 2, including works by celebrated Chinese paper-cut master Ku Shulan, who was crowned "Master of Chinese Folk Art and Crafts" by UNESCO.
How to make a chinese paper cut art
Chinese Paper Cut Art is a critical cultural piece in China. It is used in all kinds of celebrations including wedding, promotion and moving to a new house. The paper art will be glued on the door or window to symbolize happiness and good luck. "囍“ is an ancient Chinese word for happiness. It is also the most popular pattern used in the Chinese paper cut art. This instructable will open the door of Chinese popular art craft for you.
Chinese paper cuts were used for religious and ceremonial purposes. They have been buried with the dead and burned at funerals. They were also used as offerings to ancestors and the gods. Paper cuts have special significance on festivals and holidays. It is customary, for instance, to decorate entrances with paper cuts during the Spring Festival to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The paper cuts are supposed to bring good luck.
1 It is easy to learn how to make paper cuttings, and required tools are simply a piece of paper and a knife or a pair of scissors.
2 Chinese paper cutting is one of the most popular decorative Chinese handicrafts.
3 As a reflection of its philosophical origins, chinese paper cutting is as comprehensive as it is attractive.