Chongqing Landscape Paper-Cut (From Chongqing, China)

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Price: $59.95

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Book Condition: Used - Very Good


No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Gently read. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The book includes 10 original Chinese paper-cuts, not reproductions but the actual papercuts preserved under mylar. The paper cuts in the book represent different famous sites from around Chongqing. The sites are: 1.) The Three Gorges in the Yangtze River Area -- 2.) The Chongqing People's Great Hall -- 3.) Dazu Buddha Rock Carving -- 4.) Jie Fang Bei -- 5.) Diao Jiao Lou -- 6.) Big Hold Hawk -- 7.) Diao Yu Cheng (Fishing Town) -- 8.) Fengdu City of Ghosts - Fengdu -- 9.) Jinyun Mountain -- 10.) Cable Cars over the Yangtze River or Jialing River. . . . . . . . The text is in English and Chinese. The book is protected inside a handsome and sturdy case with a magnetic closure. About Chinese Paper Cutting: Chinese Paper Cutting is called Jianzhi. The cut outs are also used to decorate doors and windows and are sometimes referred to chuang hua meaning window flower. There are basic cut outs, that are a single image as well as symmetrical designs that are usually created by some folding over a proportioned crease, and then cutting some shape. When unfolded, it forms a symmetrical design. Chinese paper cuttings are normally symmetrical. Today, papercuttings are chiefly decorative. They ornament walls, windows, doors, columns, mirrors, lamps and lanterns in homes and are also used on presents or are given as gifts themselves. Entrances decorated with paper cut outs are supposed to bring good luck. Papercuttings used to be used as patterns, especially for embroidery and lacquer work. Papercuts are used by the younger generation as a decoration for kits and books.

Title: Chongqing Landscape Paper-Cut (From Chongqing, China)

Author Name: None Noted

Categories: Foreign,

Publisher: None Noted: no date

ISBN Number: 281BNB1003452

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Seller ID: 72631