Traditional paper-cutting adds festive touch to qipao
Models present new designs that combine qipao, traditional Chinese women's one-piece dresses, with paper-cutting, in East China's Liaocheng, Shandong province, on Feb 4, 2018. [Photo/VCG]
To usher in the upcoming Year of the Dog, Liang has used the auspicious color of red to create head accessories, capes, and earrings with her paper-cutting skills.
Liang, 36, is an inheritor of paper-cutting in East China's Liaocheng, Shandong province. She has been dedicated to the folk craft for 12 years.
The idea of infusing paper-cuts with qipao came to her mind during a session on intangible cultural heritage with her peers. In order to realize the design concept, Liang spent a month looking for suitable paper types, since the traditional material used for paper-cutting is easily broken if bended.