Foshan Paper Cutting

The history of Foshan paper cutting dates back to the Song Dynasty (960-1234), prospered in the Ming (1364-1683) and the Qing (1644-1912) dynasties. From the Ming Dynasty, Foshan paper cutting was produced and sold in batches to all over the country and Southeast Asian countries.

There are seven categories for Foshan paper cutting, namely bronze lining, paper lining, bronze writing, silver writing, wood carving chromatography, bronze chiseling and pure color according to the making materials and methods.

In ancient times, paper cutting is mainly used in festive occasions like traditional festival, sacrifices and weddings. It is also used in the design of embroidery and carving patterns, production trademark and so on. Nowadays, with the development of the society, the traditional spirit of Foshan paper cutting has been well preserved, and it has also carried out innovations, which enable the art to be used in a more extensive areas. 

Tips & articles

Paper-cut is a traditional folk decoration art, especially popular in Foshan area. The long history of the paper-cut can be traced back Song Dynasty, while its most prosperous time is in the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty. Now the paper-cut products are very ...Read More
Foshan Paper-cut Foshan paper-cut has a long history that can trace back to Song Dynasty, but the prosperous time is in Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty. From Ming Dynasty, in Foshan there appeared paper-cut profession, the products are very popular in Guangdong ...Read More
Colorful lantern is also called lantern art in Foshan, which is designed and made by Foshan Folk Art Research Institute. This kind of lantern art is known as the Mainstream of Chinese traditional lantern arts, featuring exquisitely made and fine workmanship. ...Read More

forum discussion

Recent posts

by Curan 2011-05-20
A resolution being passed with no votes in opposition is the result of thorough communication and democratic consultations before the vote is held, and is not in conflict with the effectiveness of corporate governance. Through the corporate governance of the Industrial Bank in practice, we can see that the Bank has established advanced corporate governance ...