Monday, January 28, 2013

Chinese paper cuttings

The Chinese (PRC) have a long tradition of paper cutting and during Chinese New Year, auspicious words of prosperity in paper cut forms are extremely popular. Singapore imports mainly the machine cut ones which  are sold at street bazaars and are relatively inexpensive. Fishes are a popular motiff in Chinese paper cuttings as the  word fish in Chinese sounds like "abundance" which is a good thing to have during the New Year.

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