Beautiful Chinese Paper-Cut Foil Artwork Framed, 23" x 34"
Beautiful Chinese Paper-Cut Foil Artwork Framed, 23" x 34" Up for sale is a beautiful hand-cut Chinese Foil artwork "Jianzhi". It's all cut from one piece of foil, by hand, and is a centuries-old artform in China (see below). Framed size is 23" x 34", and is in perfect shape. A beautiful item for the collector or art fan. I purchased this new several years ago and paid $200 for it, so it's a great deal. http://china.answers.com/chinese-culture/the-art-of-chinese-paper-cutting Paper-cut is a very distinctive visual art of Chinese handicrafts in China. It originated from the 6th century when women used to paste golden and silver foil cuttings onto their hair at the temples, and men used them in sacred rituals. Later, they were used during festivals to decorate gates and windows. After hundreds of years' development, now they have become a very popular means of decoration among country folk, especially women. I'm asking $75, or best offer. Cash Only. I'm located in Carmichael, but can meet you anywhere in the Sacramento area. Derek (916) 712-1389More info Email a friend