Papercutting is the art
of cutting paper designs.
The art has evolved
uniquely all over the
world to adopt to
different cultural styles.
The oldest surviving paper cut out
is a symmetrical circle from the
6th century found in Xinjiang
China.
By the eighth or ninth century
papercutting appeared in West
Asia and in Turkey in the 16th
century. Within a century,
papercutting was being done in
most of middle Europe.
Scherenschnitte means
"scissors cutting" and is
the German and Swiss art
of paper cutting. Wycinanki
also means "scissors
cutting" and is a Polish
style of papercutting.
Wycinanki also means
"scissors cutting" and is a
Polish style of papercutting.
Scherenschnitte (shear-n-SNIT- a)
which means "scissor cuts" in
German is the art papercutting
design. The art work often has
symmetry within the design. The art
tradition was founded in Switzerland
and Germany in the 1500s and was
brought to Colonial America in the
1700s by immigrants who settled
primarily in Pennsylvania.
Papel picado ("perforated paper")
is the Mexican art of papercutting
into elaborate designs.
• Here's more....
• info - http://infopoland.buffalo.edu/classroom/wycinanki/te
xt.html
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• patterns - http://infopoland.buffalo.edu/classroom/wycinanki/k
urpie.pdf