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Bai Ethnic Paper-cuts

Bai Ethnic Paper-cuts

Paper-cut is a fine art form throughout China either for the Han Chinese or most of the ethnic minorities. In the southwestern Yunnan Province, ethnic minorities that are known for paper-cuts include the Bai, Dai, Naxi and Yi etc. 

Bai Ethnic Paper-cut
Bai ethnic paper-cut is a traditional craft in Dali area with a long-standing history. Haidong Town of Dali City is the most famous in this regard. The paper-cut there is distinctive with a wide public background.

Most of paper-cut artworks in Haidong are used for decorations. Patterns on them vary a lot, including: Carps Jumping over the Dragon Gate, Lu He Tong Chun (Deer and Cranes), Dual Blessings (Shuang Xi Lin Men), and Peony Flowers etc. These works are also used as moulds for making embroidered aprons, shoes, and children hats.

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