Thursday, May 24, 2007

Scissorhands



Papercut for Benj. S. Farret, 1848 artist unidentified, American Folk Art Museum.

The Chinese developed the art of papercutting andit has been used for generations throughout the world. The tools are only paper and scissors so it is accessible to the majority of people. It became an important part of the Jewish folk art history beginning in about the 17th century.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! I'm assuming from this choice of art that you were recovering from a giant papercut. Okay, maybe not. Whatever, I'm glad you're better! :>)

Diana

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