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Yangzhou paper-cutting works exhibited

Updated: 2020-06-15

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Photo taken on June 13 shows the paper-cutting work named Dunhuang Yi Dian Yuan (Paradise in Dunhuang). [Photo/yznews.com.cn]

The Chinese Paper-Cutting Museum in Yangzhou acquired 27 locally made paper-cutting works June 13, marking this year's Cultural and Natural Heritage Day.

Li Liefeng, a municipal inheritor of intangible cultural heritage, donated a work of his called Dunhuang Yi Dian Yuan (Paradise in Dunhuang), which is 4.9 meters long. Li spent over three months putting 54 Dunhuang women in different poses on the work.

Li and 20 other craftsmen attended the event, demonstrating their skills to visitors and talking about protecting and utilizing cultural relics in Yangzhou.

They called for all the people to be aware of preserving and carrying forward the area's cultural heritages.

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A craftsman shows skills of Yangzhou paper-cutting. [Photo/jstv.com]

Wang Jing, the principal of the paper-cutting museum, said that one of the donated works was collected from a student at Yangmiao Primary School. "We would like more young people to make innovations to traditional skills," Wang said.

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