beijing shopping >> Souvenirs & Gifts >> Handcrafts
Login | Sign up | Contact Us | Beijing Shopping

A shop shows you the art of paper and scissors

[ From: Jason Jia | Published: 2009-02-03 Views: 4877 | Booked times: 56 ]

Recently I paid a visit to Liulichang Street, which is also known as ¡°Ancient Culture Street.¡± A sign outside a shop that read ¡®Old Beijing Paper-cut¡¯ lured me in.


The house turned out to be full of fine, amazing paper patterns cut with scissors. They depicted ancient Chinese generals and beautiful women, Peking opera characters and facial masks, Chinese zodiac animals, and so on. I even found some images of Western celebrities.


The shopkeeper Ms. He was a middle-aged woman. She told me that all of the works here were handmade at the shop. She even showed me how to cut a pattern with ordinary scissors. Her hands are so skillful!


She showed me one of their most popular works: Twelve red carp are facing the Chinese character ¡®Fu,¡¯ which means ¡®Blessing.¡¯ The character is upside down, which means that the blessing is coming. The twelve fish represent the twelve months of the year.


Each of the paper-cut items shows great workmanship. They are easy to carry home and you can put them on your windows and doors. Chinese people believe this will bring good luck. Paper-cuts are also excellent souvenirs or presents.


What I appreciated

Local traditional handicraft, fine workmanship


What customers appreciate

Unique handicraft, remarkable workmanship

Did you find this article interesting?   1 ratings
Did you find the quality of info good enough?   0 ratings
Type the characters you see in the picture.


Log in to your account to get the Printable location info for this shop, both in English and
   in Chinese

The Chinese version will allow you to show the info to your taxi drivers

Don't have an account yet? It's free to Sign Up, and you can opt out at any time.


AddThis Social Bookmark Button   AddThis Feed Button
Want some unique silver jewelry, only found in China?
Check out
this site:
What are You Shopping For?What are You Shopping For?Shopping Near Your HotelShopping Near Your HotelShopping Near a Point of InterestShopping Near a Point of Interest
About UsAbout UsTerms of UseTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyPrivacy PolicyToolbar IconScreenshotToolbarSIB ToolbarRSS FeedsRSS FeedsXML Sitemap1XML Sitemap2XML SitemapRSS FeedsArchive
Shopping in Beijing: Recently I paid a visit to Liulichang Street, which is also known as "Ancient Culture Street." A sign outside a shop that read "Old Beijing Paper-cut" lured me in.