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Scherenschnitte Noah with Parrot by Kerch McConlogue
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Scissor Cut Or Scherenschnitte Cherish Our Family Framed Double Matted 8X8
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Scherenschnitte Scissor Art Work with Dove Wreath Hearts Framed w Glass
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Scherenschnitte Scissor Art Work Yorktowne by Pfaltzgraff Home is Where Heart
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Scherenschnitte SKUNKS Framed 5 7 8 X 11 7 8 Marilyn Diener FREE SHIPPING
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Folk Art Scherenschnitte Cut Paper Art Ships Finely Executed Estate Silhouette
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Scherenschnitte Designs with Scissors 1989 Quilt Life is a Patchwork Framed
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Scherenschnitte Designs with Scissors 12 Hearts w Favorite Items Wood Frame
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Vaillancourt Folk Art Ornament Father Christmas Scherenschnitte NIB 1997 NOS
$74.45
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Folk Art Scherenschnitte Cut Paper ArtThe Forest by Artist Elizabeta W Kaleta
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SCHERENSCHNITTE Paper Cutting Heart w Birds Green Matte Wood Frame 75
$15.95
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Lot of 3 Chrysanthemum Scherenschnitte MUMS Gold Foil S4674
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Antique Folk Art Scherenschnitte Cut Paper Art Love Birds Valentine W Frame
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VINTAGE 1930s GERMAN Scherenschnitte Paper Cut w Satin ROMANCE GENTLEMAN
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Scherenschnitte Basket Collection Framed art by Designs with Scissors
$49.99
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VINTAGE 1930s GERMAN Scherenschnitte Paper Cut with Satin MASQUERADE LADY
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VINTAGE 1930s GERMAN Scherenschnitte Paper Cut w Satin A LUTIST SERENADING LADY
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VINTAGE 1930s GERMAN Scherenschnitte Paper Cut with Satin LADY POWDERING NOSE
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VINTAGE 1930s GERMAN Scherenschnitte Paper Cut w Satin MASQUERADE LADY WOOED
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VINTAGE 1930s GERMAN Scherenschnitte Paper Cut w Satin A AULIST SERENADING LADY
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VINTAGE 1930s GERMAN Scherenschnitte Paper Cut with Satin GENTLEMEN WOOING LADY
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VINTAGE 1930s GERMAN Scherenschnitte Paper Cut with Satin MASQUERADE MAN
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VINTAGE GERMAN 1930s Scherenschnitte Paper Cut with Satin GENTLEMAN
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Lot of 4 Scherenschnitte Owl Lion Red Bird Black Bird Signed S4117
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Scherenschnitte Red Dragons Hearts Signed S4116
$25.00
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VINTAGE 1930s GERMAN Scherenschnitte Paper Cut with Satin GENTLEMAN
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VINTAGE 1930s GERMAN Scherenschnitte Paper Cut w Satin VICTORIAN LADY
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VINTAGE 1930s GERMAN Scherenschnitte Paper Cut with Satin GENTLEMAN WOOING LADY
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VINTAGE 1930s GERMAN Scherenschnitte Paper Cut with Satin DUTCH WATER MAIDEN
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VINTAGE 1930s GERMAN Scherenschnitte Paper Cut w Satin MASQUERADE MAN WOOS LADY
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Framed German Scherenschnitte BLACK PAPER CUT OUT gerhard thiers
$299.99
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SCHERENSCHNITTE ScissorCuts ALPHABETORIUM Victorian Art
$19.95
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Four Seasons Scherenschnitte Framed Paper Cutting Art by Designs with Scissors
$4.99
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Scherenschnitte Heart EVERY MANS WORK IS A PORTRAIT OF HIMSELF FREE SHIPPING
$20.00
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Antique FOLK ART Scherenschnitte BIRDS Trees DENSELY Quilted RED
$408.75
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HOPF signed SCHERENSCHNITTE Heart with Birds in Tree Dated 1970
$14.95
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Vintage 1920c SILHOUETTE GERMAN Scherenschnitte Man Woman Framed
$16.00
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Scherenschnitte School House Paper Cutting Roycroft Renaissance Artist Mair
$89.00
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Scherenschnitte CHRISTMAS MEMORIES Designs with Scissors Georgia 1990
$60.00
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Early Claudia Hopf Scherenschnitte Sissors Cutting PA German Valentine 1969
$65.00
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Scherenschnitte Blessed are the Merciful Design with scissors Framed Folk Art
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Scherenschnitte Blessed are the Peacemakers Design with scissors Framed Folk Art
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Scherenschnitte Blessed are the Faithful Design with scissors Framed Folk Art
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Scherenschnitte Blessed are they Who Labor Design with scissors Framed Folk Art
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Polly Winkler Mitchell Scherenschnitte Paper Original Scissor Art Jumprope Kids
$22.59
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Folk Art Scherenschnitte Cut Paper Art Silhouette Mother Children Reading Books
$175.00
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VINTAGE 30s German Scherenschnitte Paper Cut w Satin MAN WOOS LADY AULOS FLUTE
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Handmade paper cut cutting Scherenschnitte silhouette craft folk art 136
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Handmade paper cut cutting Scherenschnitte silhouette craft folk art dragon
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Handmade paper cut cutting Scherenschnitte silhouette craft folk art Story time
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MARILYN DIENER SIGNED PAPER SCISSOR ART SCHERENSCHNITTE Lil Girl Watering Can
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Handmade paper cut cutting Scherenschnitte silhouette craft folk art kids puppy
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Marilyn Diener Scherenschnitte Scissors Cutting Strawberries 1980s
$25.00
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B Turner Orig Handcut Scherenschnitte Art Work Poem The Passionate Shepherd
$30.00
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VTG Sharon Schaich framed paper cut Scherenschnitte Scissor art girls
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Framed German Folk Art Scherenschnitte Cut Paper Scene Troubadour
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EAVENSON 89 LOVE BRINGS SUNSHINE TO A CLOUDY DAY SCISSOR CUTS SCHERENSCHNITTE
$25.12
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Handmade paper cut cutting Scherenschnitte silhouette craft folk art 162
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Early 20th century Scherenschnitte Group of 10 Chinese Warriors Paper Cutting
$199.00
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Scissor Art Scherenschnitte Amish Children 13x16 MINT
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SCHERENSCHNITTE PAPER CUTTING BY FOTHERGILL HAND CUT W SCISSORS MATTED FRAMED
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SCHERENSCHNITTE PAPER CUTTING BY FOTHERGILL HAND CUT W SCISSORS MATTED FRAMED
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SCHERENSCHNITTE PAPER CUTTING BY FOTHERGILL HAND CUT W SCISSORS MATTED FRAMED
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FRAMED SCHERENSCHNITTE Paper Cutting Small boys doves Blue Matte
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SCHERENSCHNITTE PAPER CUTTING BY FOTHERGILL HAND CUT W SCISSORS MATTED FRAMED
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SCHERENSCHNITTE PAPER CUTTING BY FOTHERGILL HAND CUT W SCISSORS MATTED FRAMED
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SCHERENSCHNITTE PAPER CUTTING BY FOTHERGILL HAND CUT W SCISSORS MATTED FRAMED
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Linda Hale Folk Artist Scherenschnitte Water Color And Scissor Cut Out GORGEOUS
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NEW SCHERENSCHNITTE OUR FAMILY IS A CIRCL OF STRENTH FRAMED PIECE 13 3 4 x pr
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Traditional Papercutting The Art of Scherenschnitte by Susanne
$47.80
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Original Silhouette Print Victorian Chicago Framed Set of 5 Scherenschnitte Girl
$60.00
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Designs with Scissors Framed Lifes a Patchwork Scherenschnitte pink 13 by16 3
$55.00
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Beautiful Framed Scherenschnitte Scissor Cutting Marie Helen L Grabman 1994
$324.99
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FINE EARLY 19TH CENTURY PENNSYLVANIA SCHERENSCHNITTE TREE OF LIFE
$850.00
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Scherenschnitte Designs With Scissors 1991 Blessed Are The Merciful Folk Art
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Scissor Cuts Scherenschnitte Framed Artwork 1996
$19.95
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Matted Framed Scissor Cut Golf Scene Scherenschnitte USGA Museum
$34.95
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Vintage Art by Brian Truelove Paper Cut Scene Scherenschnitte Oriental Style
$24.99
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scherenschnitte scissor cutting by Lititz Artist Jane Landis
$42.00
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PA Scherenschnitte Paper Scissor Cutting signed by M Diener
$39.99
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Antique framed Scherenschnitte paper cutout landscape silhouette Eastlake frame
$488.00
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Sandra Gilpin Original Handcut Painted Scherenschnitte Art Work Tree w Bird
$40.00
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Scissor Cut Art Work Scherenschnitte Signed by Artist Frank Joest
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Folk Art Scherenschnitte Cut Paper Art Little Girl Watering Flowers
$12.50
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Designs with Scissors Framed Folk Art Sampler Scherenschnitte
$23.96
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Figi Graphics LC 59A Scherenschnitte THOSE WHO GIVE LOVE GATHER LOVE NIP
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1980s C J HOPF Salem Mass SCHERENSCHNITTE CHICKENS Hand Grain Painted Frame
$72.00
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Scherenschnitte Rabbit Bunny Signed Marion Carl Simmons
$24.99
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Art Deco Style Scherenschnitte Paper Cut Out Framed Lucite Embosse Woman Figure
$169.99
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Antique Pennsylvania German Scherenschnitte Tulips 8 Point Star Doves Circa 1830
$1,450.00
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Original Signed Art Deco Sihouette Scherenschnitte Eva Schonberg Berlin
$65.00
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1986 Scherenschnitte Book 8 Home Place Collection Paper CuttingBack Street art
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Scherenschnitte Art

Scherenschnitte Art

Introduction to Chinese Paper Cut Art - Jian Zhi

In the office, in school, in shopping malls, in planes and even in the comfort rooms, we find paper in many forms and uses. It's actually quite amazing to know that one of the first uses the Chinese used paper for was as a media for cutting out shapes and forms.

During the Northern and Southern Dynasty (386 - 581 A.D.), cutting out intricate patterns out of paper has become a tradition. This was the beginning of the art of Chinese Paper Cutting called Jian Zhi. The early practitioners of this art depicted in their paper cut creations their simple life, their aspirations and their beliefs. A favorite subject are objects that are symbols for good fortune and happiness. These paper cutouts where used by the people to decorate their houses during festivals and even used by women as hair ornaments during the Tang Dynasty.

The Song Dynasty greatly improved the paper making process and introduced different colors of paper. The paper cut craftsmen of the time put the colored paper to good use in their paper cut outs. In the Ming and Qing Dynasty, paper cutting art reached its peak to the point that it became a required skill for women before they can get married. Subject covered in the Chinese Paper Cut creations also expanded to cover flora and fauna, scenes from their traditional tales and folklore and even rendering images of their famous heroes and mythical Gods.

Today, China has many paper cut artists specializing in paper cut outs. The knowledge usually was passed on by generations of paper artists in their family or home town. There are different styles of rendering paper cuttings in each region of China. There used to be only traditional Chinese themes but today western images and modern art touches are found in certain paper cut outs.

Paper Cutting also surfaced in other countries like in Germany and Switzerland they have what is called scherenschnitte, in Denmark they have papirklip, in Mexico its papel picado, the Polish have wycinanki , the Netherlands have papierknipkunst, the Japanese have kirigami and katagami and even a country like Lithuania have their own paper cut art style.

The Chinese Art of Paper Cutting is called Zhong guo Jian zhi (Chinese Paper Cut) is made either by cutting using scissors or by sculpting the patterns and shapes by using a scalpel like knife. The paper commonly used for Jian Zhi is called Xuan Paper. This paper comes from Anhui province where it is made from the fibers of a pine tree.

Scissor cutting involves folding and cutting the paper and the resulting patterns are usually symmetrical due to the folds. Non-symmetrical cutouts can also be made using scissors. Chinese Paper Cut masters just wielding scissors for a tool can produce the most ornate patterns on paper. Scissor cut paper art are usually bigger in size and scale than the knife sculpted paper cuts.

Knife sculpting of paper is currently widely practiced in China. The highly skilled paper cut artists can sculpt even the thinnest and delicate lines on paper. There is a paper cut art style in China called Xi Wen style or roughly translated in English it means "thin line" style. Thin line paper cut artists can carve 50 lines on a square inch of paper. Once, a thin line paper cut master carved out 100 flowers on a one square centimeter paper.

Various regions in China have nurtured their own styles of Jian Zhi. Some counties like Yu County in Hebei province have specialized in colored hand painted paper cut art. Each regional style has its own distinct characteristic. The Zhan Pu style of paper cutting from Fujian province even deviates in the kind of paper they use. They use a glossy paper called la guang (wax paper) instead of Xuan Paper. They also have a special cutting tool called pai jian which is like a fork which can carve out hair like patterns on paper.

Paper Cutting is a tradition in China and is part of Chinese life. During festivals and holidays like the Chinese New Year, every home has to have some jian zhi adorning their walls, windows or doors. This is akin to having a Christmas tree and mistletoe at home for the Christmas holidays in the western world.

More information about Jian Zhi can be found in www.chinaartworld.com.cn. A wide variety of Chinese Paper Cut Art made by different Chinese Paper Cut artists can also be seen at this web site.

Leandro Garcia is the owner and operator of China Art World website - http://www.chinaartworld.com.cn

The website aims to promote the appreciation of the traditional Chinese Paper Cutting Art called jian zhi.

 

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