Yantai's window paper-cutting art enchants visitors in France

(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2020-02-25

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An exhibition featuring Jiaodong region folk window paper-cutting art kicked off at the junior exchange center in western Angers, France on Feb 12.

The exhibition displayed more than 50 window paper-cutting artworks with various themes, aiming to showcase traditional culture of the Jiaodong region and introduce modern Yantai to an international audience.

Angers, located in western France, is a city with a long history and rich artistic culture. In recent years, Yantai and Angers have been strengthening their relationship as sister cities, both culturally and economically, and the paper-cutting art exhibition is designed to serve this goal.

Chinese traditional paper-cutting is one of the most well-known forms of folk art in the country. It was included on the UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2009.

Jiaodong window paper-cutting is unique among Chinese paper-cutting art due to its focus on storytelling. Its themes can range from simple objects to historical stories, myths and legends.

The exhibition will last until March 11 and will also be held in other French cities including Nantes and Brest.


An exhibition featuring Jiaodong region folk window paper-cutting art is underway in Angers in western France from Feb 12 to March 11. [Photo/WeChat account: ytwlgw]


A paper-cutting artwork featuring Yantai traditional culture is on display. [Photo/WeChat account: ytwlgw]


A paper-cutting artwork featuring a Yantai scenic spot is on display. [Photo/WeChat account: ytwlgw]