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Chinese paper cutting in Tang Dynasty? go to the British Museum

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Note: Want to see Chinese paper cutting in Tang Dynasty? Please go to the British Museum.Chinese paper cutting can be traced back to the pre Tang Dynasty, more than 2500 years ago. Paper cutting is a deepl

Want to see Chinese paper cutting in Tang Dynasty? Please  go to the British Museum.

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Chinese paper cutting can be traced back to the pre Tang Dynasty, more than 2500 years ago. Paper cutting is a deeply rooted Chinese culture and one of the elements of Chinese festivals.


The unearthed cultural relics of the early Western Zhou Dynasty show that the ancients made handicrafts with the technique of carving, carving, picking, carving and cutting. They cut and engraved patterns on gold foil, leather, silk and even leaves with the technique of carving, carving, carving and cutting, which laid a certain foundation for the formation of Chinese folk paper cutting.


In Mulan Ci of the southern and Northern Dynasties, there was a poem "paste yellow on the mirror". One of the earliest paper-cut works discovered in 586 A.D. in the northern period of Tuanhe, Xinjiang. These pieces of paper-cut, using the way of repeated folding and image processing techniques.


At that time, there was a folk custom of paper-cut in the Tang Dynasty. It can be seen from the Tang Dynasty paper-cut now stored in the British Museum that the level of paper-cut handicraft art at that time was very high, and the picture composition was complete, expressing an ideal state of heaven and earth. The patterns of woodcut engraving in Tang Dynasty have the characteristics of paper-cut, such as the "duiyang" in zhengcangyuan, Japan, whose patterns of sheep are typical of paper-cut art.


In the Tang Dynasty, people used the printing paper to make beautiful patterns. In addition, paper cuts from the Tang Dynasty and the five dynasties have also been unearthed in Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes. They are mainly used to worship Buddha statues and decorate temples and temples. The composition of the picture is complex and has specific content.

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Chinese paper-cut is a kind of folk art, mainly used to decorate a better life. Chinese paper-cut has a broad mass base, blend in the social life of people of all nationalities, is an important part of various folk activities. The flexible and diverse visual images and modeling formats of Chinese paper-cut contain rich cultural and historical information, and express the social cognition, moral concepts, practical experience, life ideals and aesthetic taste of the general public. Chinese paper-cut has multiple social values such as cognition, enlightenment, expression, lyricism, entertainment and communication.


On May 20, 2006, the paper cutting art heritage was approved by the State Council and listed in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list. At the fourth meeting of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the protection of intangible cultural heritage held from September 28 to October 2, 2009, China's paper-cut project declared by China was selected into the "representative list of human intangible cultural heritage".

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In December 2018, the general office of the Ministry of Education announced that Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics is the inheritance base of Chinese excellent traditional culture for Chinese paper cutting.

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At present, Chinese paper-cut is a necessity for every household during the Chinese Spring Festival. They are pasted on windows and inlaid in picture frames, which is a kind of festival decoration. It reflects the beautiful life of the people of all ethnic groups under the background of prosperous China.

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