Paper-cut, with its origin in the countryside, is a time-honoured traditional fold art in China.?
old man cuts paper-cut
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Background: Paper-cut, with its origin in the countryside, is a time-honoured traditional fold art in China. The art is very popular in Hailun Country in Heilungkiang Province, where, as you see, it has become quite a sparetime diversion. From young pioneers, who are only primary school students, to the old folks here can all do wonders with the scissors.
In recent years, more than a thousand new works have been created by sparetime fans. The content is rich and the themes all-embracing. The paper-cuts are full of vitality with a distinctive local flavour.