Untitled (Floral Designs)
Detailed, intricate red cut paper, flowers and plants in center, framed in a border of other flowers and plants.
Chinese Paper Cutting, or Jianzhi, is the first type of paper cutting design since paper was invented by Cai Lun in the Eastern Han Dynasty in China. The art form later spread to other parts of the world with different regions adopting their own cultural styles. Because the cut outs are also used to decorate doors and windows, they are sometimes referred to as "window flowers."