Folk Paper-cutting Master

Ku Shulan(1920-2004), a master of paper-cut folk art in Shaanxi Province, in the northwest of China, has been dubbed “female paper-cut dab hand’by some, but to those most familiar with her, she is simply “Aunt Ku”. Her skills won international recognition when the title of " Master of Chinese folk Paper-cutting" was bestowed on her by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Her dreams of aspiring beyond the harsh realities and mundanity of rural life had proved not so fanciful. And today Ku's paper-cuts are classified a treasure of Chinese folk art and make up one of the best collections of the genre in the world. See more her works in www.artcn.cn Book about her in artbook.cn, and in Amazon.com

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