China - Chinese Paper-Cut

"Present throughout China and in various ethnic groups, paper-cut is a popular art integral to everyday lives. A predominantly female pursuit, it is transmitted from mother to daughter over a long period of time, beginning in childhood, and is particularly common in rural areas. It earns the most skilful artists respect and admiration. Many techniques are used: the paper can be cut or engraved with a chisel, coloured or left blank. Increasingly, modern technologies are used.." Source: UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

Postcard 1
Eight Horses Chinese Paper Cut. Thanks to Liang of China.

Postcard 2
Postcard showing a paper cut of "The Monkey Eats the Peach", Yan'an, Shan'xi 25cm x 18.5cm. Thanks to Huiyi of China.