The art of Chinese paper cutting

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Paper cutting originated in China in the 6th century. Back then, paper was a luxury only available to noble and royal women, who would decorate their hair with gold and silver foil cuttings. But as paper became more available and affordable, the art form spread throughout China and the world. The art of Chinese paper cutting has held fast through the ages because of the precise and impressive skills required of its practitioners and the deep significance it holds for Chinese history and culture.[]

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