Students at the Beiliuxiang branch of Yangzhou Wenhe Primary School make paper-cuttings on Dec 23. [Photo/IC]
Students from the Beiliuxiang branch of Yangzhou Wenhe Primary School attended a lesson on paper-cutting on Dec 23.
A tradition throughout China and among various ethnic groups, paper-cutting is a popular art integral to the everyday lives of many. Many techniques are used to make the cuttings - the paper can either be cut or engraved with a chisel, colored or left blank. Paper-cuttings are used to decorate windows, beds, rice containers, and flour vats, and are a way of wishing for good luck.
With the help from a teacher, a student makes a simple paper-cutting window decoration in Yangzhou on Dec 23. [Photo/IC]
In order to promote and preserve the traditional skill among the youth, Yangzhou Wenhe Primary School began offering the paper-cutting course to students. During the class, students are taught the history of Chinese paper-cutting and are given the chance to make paper-cuttings of their own.