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Paper-cut pigs mark Chinese New Year

By Hu Xiaoyu chinadaily.com.cn Updated: 2019-01-30


Li Haifeng arranges his paper cutting works at his studio in Nantong, East China’s Jiangsu province. [Photo/ntjoy.com]

Li Haifeng, a paper cutting artist in Nantong, East China’s Jiangsu province, has created more than 100 pig-themed paper cuts in celebration of the upcoming Year of the Pig.

Paper cutting is a traditional activity for Chinese people to celebrate the Spring Festival.

Li, like many other craftsmen, has made great efforts to infuse the techniques and styles with new ideas, hoping to revitalize this facet of traditional culture.

In addition to regular-sized works for window decorations, Li also made many palm-sized pigs, which can be used as bookmarks.


Pig-themed paper cutting works by Li Haifeng are pictured. [Photo/ntjoy.com]