Do you know paper cut? It called “jian zhi” in Chinese, paper cut is one of the most popular Chinese decorative folk arts. Today, Miracle Mandarin will introduce the paper cut art:
Traditional paper cut is also called “Window blossoms(chuang hua)” because they were first put on windows for decoration.
Other forms of paper cut are derived from the “window blossoms”.
Window blossoms are put on windows in all parts of China during Spring Festival.
This custom has a long history which not only brings festivity to the holiday, but is also a symbol for people to express their wishes for welcoming the new year, blessings, and fortunes.
There are different styles of paper cut in different parts of China.
Generally speaking, farming women from North China pay special attention to concept, so the design flows with their thoughts.
Paper cut in South China is well known for its exquisite, elegant, realistic style.
Therefore, northern and southern paper cut can be distinguished as free and rugged or elegant and exquisite, respectively.
If you want to learn paper cut, come to Miracle Mandarin Shanghai campus, and you will learn more than you thought.
This reflects the difference in disposition and personality between the northern and southern parts of China.
The paper cuts have walked out from the domestic decoration to modern interior design.
The art form is reflected on trade marks, advertisement, interior decoration, fashion design, book binding, stamp design and cartoon books.
The theme is not limited to traditional Chinese life, but encompasses different cultural artifacts.
It’s funny and practical, isn’t it? Welcome to Miracle Mandarin and have fun here.