Vivid paper-cuttings ring in the New Year

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-01-02 14:37
A folk artist shows her paper-cuttings featuring dogs to celebrate the Year of the Dog. [Photo/IC]

Jianzhi, or traditional Chinese paper-cutting, often has a heavy emphasis on Chinese characters symbolizing the Chinese zodiac animals.

Listed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists, Chinese paper-cutting remains popular in contemporary China, especially during special events such as the Chinese New Year or weddings.

Here are exquisite paper-cuttings to celebrate the Year of the Dog.

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