Xiao Nian: The Prologue of the Spring Festival
Paper-cut for New Year's decoration
Paper-cuts for window decoration. /CGTN Photo
Similar to the couplets, paper-cuts are used as window decorations to create a festive atmosphere. With a pair of scissors and a piece of red paper, craftsmen could create a variety of different decorations, from "Fu" characters to Zodiac dogs, or decorative patterns featuring flowers and other auspicious elements.
There are also manufactured paper-cut works in any supermarkets in China during the Spring Festival, but many still prefer to buy hand-made ones, out of respect to the traditions and craftsmanship.