tiistai 7. marraskuuta 2017

Papercutting / Scherenschnitte

Papercutting / Scherenschnitte

travel time 23 days
distance travelled 2,061 km
received on 9 Oct, 2017
sent by Veronique, Switzerland

Scherenschnitte is the traditional craft of cutting paper with scissors or a knife. It often features a silhouette or a scene using a delicate and intricate process requiring an immense skill and meticulous attention to detail. 

It is told that paper cutting spread in rural Switzerland, as this hobby helped filling long winter nights. Cutting then was performed with scissors, knifes and even sheep shears. The designs featured landscapes of cows, goats and herdsmen and illustrated the movement of animals up to the mountain pastures and back.

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