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Material:paper Dimension:33*33cm Paper-cut art form has a long history.Its uses influenced decorative patterns,leather silhouettes,printed cloths,embroideries and paintings.Folk paper-cuttings as an art, imitates nature's forms by way of making characters,symbols,and other ways to entail nature out of the beautiful paper-cutting patterns.This practice is still observed in some parts of China. Paper-cuttings are all hand-made.There are two common practices in making paper-cuttings:the scissor cutting and knife cutting techniques.A pair of scissors is used in the scissor cutting technique. Several of these scissor-cut paper strips are fastened together.There are commonly eight pieces for one pattern.The artist cuts the motif with sharp,pointed scissors to shape the desired pattern. Knife cuttings,on the other hand is a method where the artist puts several layers of paper on a relatively soft foundation consisting of a mixture of tallow and ashes. After which,the artist holds a sharp knife vertically cutting the motif into the paper by following a pattern. Considerably,more paper-cuttings can be made with the knife cutting technique than the scissor cutting technique in lesser time and minimal operation.