Paper-Cuttings Welcome the Year of Dog

January 18, 2018
Editor: Chen Caixia

Jianzhi, or traditional Chinese paper-cutting, often heavily emphasizes on Chinese characters symbolizing Chinese zodiac animals.

As 2018 marks the Year of the Dog in Chinese zodiac, Yangzhou paper-cutting master Xiong Chongrong has created a set of 100 paper-cuttings featuring dogs in different shapes and themes.

Paper-Cuttings Welcome the Year of Dog
Paper-cutting works featuring dogs are crested by Yangzhou paper-cutting master Xiong Chongrong to welcome the Year of the Dog. The artist consults lots of related materials to create the set of 100 paper-cuttings in different patterns. [Photo by Dong Hui/yznews.com.cn]
Paper-Cuttings Welcome the Year of Dog
Yangzhou paper-cutting master Xiong Chongrong displays his works featuring dogs to celebrate the Year of the Dog. [Photo by Dong Hui/yznews.com.cn]
Paper-Cuttings Welcome the Year of Dog
Yangzhou paper-cutting master Xiong Chongrong creates a dog pattern. The artist has been working on Chinese zodiac designs for about 20 years. [Photo by Dong Hui/yznews.com.cn]
Paper-Cuttings Welcome the Year of Dog
Yangzhou paper-cutting master Xiong Chongrong concentrates on creating in his workshop. His works featuring dogs will be exhibited in Yangzhou and Suzhou to welcome the Year of the Dog. [Photo by Dong Hui/yznews.com.cn]
Paper-Cuttings Welcome the Year of Dog
Yangzhou paper-cutting master Xiong Chongrong shows his works featuring dogs. Listed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists, Chinese paper-cutting is used as decorations during special occasions such as the Chinese New Year or weddings. [Photo by Dong Hui/yznews.com.cn]
Paper-Cuttings Welcome the Year of Dog
Yangzhou paper-cutting master Xiong Chongrong displays his paper-cuttings featuring dogs to celebrate the Year of the Dog. [Photo by Dong Hui/yznews.com.cn]

 

(Source: China Daily)

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