Pa­per cut­ter comes to town

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

Noted Tai­wanese pa­per cut­ter Wang Chen-Wen will be demon­strat­ing at Pataka on Satur­day, in con­nec­tion with the Imag­ine Asia ex­hi­bi­tion that is on at Pataka.

Mr Wang, as he is known, is au­thor of The Art of Tra­di­tional Lanterns, and is a renowned bird artist who uses lan­tern- mak­ing to pro­mote en­vi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion and bird pro­tec­tion. He and his tal- ented wife, Tung Pi-Er, are also well­known con­tem­po­rary pa­per artists.

Pa­per cut­ting was orig­i­nally prac­tised by the noble class, be­cause pa­per was a pre­cious com­mod­ity.

To­day red pa­per-cuts are chiefly dec­o­ra­tive.

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