For thousands of years we used paper to write, paint and communicate our thoughts, dreams and desires. Paper-cutting is a unique art form, Chinese women use this graceful and intricate media to record the joy and surprises of their lives.
— Yu Fordy Fu, paper artist, from ‘World Pop Up Art’, published by Artcenter IDA
I am researching deeper into paper cutting and have discovered that in China in the countryside paper cutting is almost solely done by women and girls. In the past this was even a skill that was used to judge brides. Females were expected to master the craft.