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Paper-cut & Painting in Donghan Village

Donghan Village is well-known for its Chinese painting art and Chinese paper art. Travel to Donghan village, you will find your trip is not only interesting but also culturally rewarding. It will be interesting to enjoy lunch at the locals' family and learn about Chinese painting and paper cutting.

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Painting in Donghan Village. Painting in Donghan Village.
Peasant Painting in Donghan Village

Chinese Painting Art, also known as Guo Hua, means national or native painting. It is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in China. The earliest paintings were not representational but ornamental. They consisted of patterns of designs rather than pictures. The traditional Chinese painting Art is very beautiful that involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black or colored ink; oils are not used. As with calligraphy, the most popular materials on which paintings are made of are paper and silk. The finished work is then mounted on scrolls, which can be hung or rolled up. Traditional painting also is done in albums and on walls, lacquer work, and other media.

Paper-cut Art in Donghan Village

Chinese Paper-cut, also called Jianzhi, is a folk art enjoying great popularity among Chinese people. The paper-cut are also used to decorate windows and doors, so they are sometimes referred to "chaunghua" meaning Window Flower. As years of development, the paper cuts now feature various patterns, including flowers, birds and beasts, theatric figures, legends and landscape. They are so beautiful and vivid. Now the art form is also very popular among some parts of the world and integrate their unique cultures.

Chinese Paper Art have been a traditional form of decoration in China at Chinese New Year and all year round for thousands of years, especially in the rural area. Traditionally, the papercutting is female's activity in the countryside in mainland China. In the past, every girl was expected to master it and there were some competitions to judge their skills. While the professional papercutting artists are, on the other hand, usually male and have guaranteed incomes and work together in workshops.

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Paper-cut in Donghan Village. Paper-cut in Donghan Village.

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