Friday, May 25, 2012

Photo Friday: Swiss Paper Cutting


The Swiss are masters of the ancient folk art of paper cutting (Scherenschnitt in German) and we saw beautiful representations of the work in Switzerland.  The framed paper cutting above portrays the original Our Chalet building in Adelboden, built in 1922.

Below are boxes of chocolate sold at Maison Cailler in Broc depicting an exquisite Scherenschnitt design:


The art of paper cutting originally began in China almost at the same time as paper was invented there in 100 A.D.  The craft came to Switzerland in the 1800s and is still very popular today.

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13 comments:

  1. Beautiful - one would have to have a very steady hand to produce designs such as that!

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  2. I didn't realize this started in China! So beautiful.

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  3. Nice pics. I learn about the history of paper cutting without being to China or Switzerland. Please let's have more of that. Thanks

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  4. These are so amazing and beautiful! I've always been fascinated with paper cutting but I love these really intricate designs. I didn't know they originated in China.

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