October 14, 2009


Paper cutting is a folk tradition that can be traced to China and Mexico. My daddy gave me these beautiful Chinese papercuts of birds and flora. The information on the package reads: China National Light Industrial Products Imp. & Exp. Corp. Tientsin Arts & Crafts Branch. Chieh Fang Pei Lu, Tientsin. I hope the intricate details and fine cuts show up in the images. There are 10 left in the set... but I have used some :) I have been able to incorporate these papercuts into two projects so far (a bracelet and a concert poster). This is just a side trail branching off of the materiality of paper.

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