Hengfeng Paper-cut Village The strokes and paintings cut out are all about the taste of the year


2020-01-21 13:43:48Beijing News Reporter: Cao Jingrui Editor: Zhang Shujing
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Hengfeng Paper-cut Village The strokes and paintings cut out are all about the taste of the year

2020-01-21 13:43:48Beijing News Reporter: Cao Jingrui

In Tsingshangcun, paper-cutting is a traditional folk custom in the local area.

Beijing News (Reporter Cao Jingrui) Prepare materials, cut paper, and decorate windows … Every Spring Festival, villagers in Tingzishang Village, Hengfeng County, Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province, are busy. Skilled villagers will cut and decorate the windowsills by themselves. Villagers who ca n’t cut the windowsill follow the skillful villagers to learn how to cut the windowsills. Even the windowsills bought must be affixed to their own glass, because this is the most “New Year” in paper-cut village One of the rituals of ritual.

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Hengfeng paper-cut. Photo courtesy

“Paper-cut Village” Everywhere

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Every small white building is inlaid with a red border, and various Chinese red styles of exquisite paper-cut works are displayed on the white wall. When you first arrived in Tingshang Village, Hengfeng County, Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province, you can feel it even if you do n’t know its history. This village must be inextricably linked to paper cutting.

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Tingzi Shangcun is a beautiful village named after paper-cutting. Zhou Yufang, a paper-cutting artist and representative inheritor of the intangible cultural heritage of Shangrao City, is the person who has the most say in the art of paper-cutting in the pavilion, Shangcun.

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In a few days, the New Year will be celebrated. On Peace Day, I am busy teaching the paper-cutting skills to the students. During this time, Zhou Yufang spends more time with the village’s paper-cutting craftsmen.

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“Every new year’s households have to paste the window decors, and they will cut and paste them by themselves. They won’t cut them. Just wait for them to be delivered or simply buy them. In short, in our new year, almost every household will paste the window decors. Child. “Zhou Yufang said.

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Domestic and foreign tourists come here

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Paper-cutting is one of the oldest folk arts in China. It is closely related to Chinese folk culture, especially rural customs and culture. It is an artistic manifestation of Chinese farming civilization and farming culture.

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In the village of Pavilions, paper-cutting is a local traditional folk custom. Fang Zhimin’s spirits, clean government culture, beautiful villages, changing customs and other themes of paper-cutting are exhibited in the Paper-cutting Culture Exhibition Hall of Tsingshangcun. Every year, tourists from home and abroad will come to the village to appreciate the charm of these exquisite paper-cutting works.

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The paper-cutting art of Tingzi Shangcun has been rated as a municipal intangible cultural heritage. For Zhou Yufang, daily paper-cutting creation or teaching and promotion of paper-cutting skills.

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Paper cut works. Photo courtesy

Paper cutting needs to be inherited from generation to generation

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Zhou Yufang’s mother is a folk paper-cutting artist. Zhou Yufang’s paper-cutting skills were learned from her mother. “My mother’s main business is teaching. She spends her time cutting paper in her spare time. I started to learn paper cutting with my mother when I was 8 years old.” He really likes paper cutting.

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Perhaps it was destined to be associated with paper cutting. In 2003, after being laid off, Zhou Yufang began to specialize in the art of paper cutting.

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The hardest part of paper cutting is creation. From Zhou Yufang’s point of view, what is seen and heard in life, how to present it with paper cutting is the most difficult. “You have to think in accordance with the rules of paper-cutting. You have to integrate the elements of paper-cutting. Due to the limitations of the plane, it is more difficult to master.”

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From the beginning of 2003 to the end of 2012, Zhou Yufang cut out his representative work for a full 10 years—a full set of 32 Fang Zhimin long scroll series with a length of 6 meters. In addition to the pictures, every word is a stroke by stroke. The picture is cut out. In addition, there are literary and artistic works “Journey to the West” series of paper-cuts, national unity “56 nations”, portraits of Acura great man “Young Mao Zedong”, through the picture, viewers can directly feel Zhou Yufang for this Infused emotional elements.

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Hengfeng paper-cut. Photo courtesy

At present, Hengfeng Paper-cut has been compiled into “Hengfeng County Chronicle”. Paper cutting is an enrichment of Chinese culture and an important branch of Chinese cultural heritage. As the “non-heritage” entered the campus, Zhou Yufang was busy on campus every day, giving students paper-cutting lessons. Just like Zhou Yufang’s net name-“Inheritance”, paper-cutting, there must be successors from the past.

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