National intangible cultural heritage: Yantai paper-cutting

(| Updated : 2021-06-17

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Yantai paper-cutting, a traditional folk art, has a history of more than 600 years. The paper-cuttings are used to decorate the windows, beds, rice containers and flour vats, and exhibit the homeowners' longing for good luck.


A Yantai paper-cutting work features Yantai Mountain. [Photo/WeChat account: yantaifabu]

Local paper-cutting artists have created a large number of paper-cutting works that showcase the regional character and cultural charms of Yantai.

Yantai paper-cutting has been selected as a national intangible cultural heritage item in 2008 and was included on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009.