- Date and time :
5 May @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Jianzhi (剪紙), is a traditional style of papercutting in China and it originated from cutting patterns for rich Chinese embroideries and later developed into a folk art in itself. Jianzhi has been practiced in China since at least the 6th Century AD Jianzhi has a number of distinct uses in Chinese culture, almost all of which are for health, prosperity or decorative purposes. Red is the most commonly used color. Jianzhi cuttings often have a heavy emphasis on Chinese characters symbolizing the Chinese zodiac animals.
Although paper cutting is popular around the globe, only the Chinese paper cut was listed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists, which was in 2009. The Chinese paper-cutting was recognized and listed because it has a history of more than 1500 years and it represents cultural values of the people throughout China.
Modern paper cutting has developed into a commercial industry. Papercutting remains popular in contemporary China, especially during special events like the Chinese New Year or weddings. (Quoted from Wikipedia)
Are you interested in experiencing the decent and traditional Chinese culture?
Programme on this event.
1. Drinking traditional Chinese tea.
2. Introduction of Paper Cutting.
3. Paper Cutting practice.
Limit: 10 participants (maximum)
fees: 200 Rand per person