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Paper Cutting!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Today we went to a Chinese paper cutting gallery. When walking in I did not know what to expect. I had anticipated something like oragami paper folding, but when I walked in I was so surprised.

There was a room filled with poster like papers covering the walls, tables, windows, everything! Some all red or blue and others where splashed with many different colors. We learned that Chinese women usually take part in this because they are more patient, consistant and detail oriented. They cut up a butterfly for us, showing all forms of cutting. We even tried our hand at cutting. We learned that when making the colorful cut-outs, they paint while they cut. It was so beautiful!

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Karen Wells said...

Sounds like the perfect activity for a little downtime after yesterday's hiking. I am glad you are seeing the beauty in everything. From the hike to the papercutting - it is all wonderful. Karen Wells DSA South Africa

Changing Connections said...

I'd love to know how they cut and paint. I agree with Karen Wells; the trip seems well paced to provide restful cultural experiences after trekking.

RJ Stangherlin
PA DEN LC Blog Coordinator

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Essential Programs Details

Duration 15 days
When August 4th - 18th, 2009
Focus History/Culture
Martial Arts
Modern/Ancient Architecture