November 4

The Art of Paper Cutting-A

剪紙藝術the art of paper cutting

哇,好美哦,是誰教你的。
Wow! they are beautiful! Who taught you?
是我奶奶教我的。
My grandmother did.
我想認識剪紙藝術,你可以教我嗎?
I want to know more about the art of paper cutting. Can you teach me?
可以呀!剪紙藝術非常巧妙,技巧高明的人能隨心所欲地剪出各種圖案。
Sure! The art of Chinese paper cutting is truly ingenious. Experts can cut out any pattern they wish.
為什麼這些剪紙作品,好像不是紅的就是金的。
It seems that only red and golden papers are used for paper cutting.
這是因為華人的剪紙,主要是用在節日慶典上,所以用紅色、金色增添喜氣。
That is because paper cuttings are used mainly for festival celebration, so red and gold are used because they add an atmosphere of joy.紅色的喜字、壽字,看起來就喜氣洋洋的。
When we see the red characters for happiness and longevity, we feel cheerful and joyful.
從前過新年,家家戶戶都會剪些“春”、“福”的吉祥字貼起來。
Characters for good luck are cut out and pasted up in every house during the New Year season.
這種傳統的民間藝術很值得保存。
This kind of traditional folk Art is worth preserving.the art of paper cutting

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