Yuxian4 | Wu Wei: “Nothing doing” is the future of Chinese papercutting

Photographs of papercuts being produced in Yuxian in 2005 (top left and right). This form of papercutting emerged during the Ming Dynasty when xuan paper was “perfected” and nationally distributed. It is produced in Anhui province using brittle rice straw fibre combined with the inner bark of the hardwood blue sandalwood.

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