Swallows, Willows and Peach Blossoms

Zhang Xiufang2007

China Paper Cutting Museum

China Paper Cutting Museum
Yangzhou, China

This piece represents a perfect combination of cutting skills and subjects. It adopted the theme of birds and flowers, which Yangzhou paper cuts are good at, with an elegant composition of well-arranged elements. In terms of techniques, it applied openwork cutting to illustrate the graceful willow leaves and branches, and the glamourous peach blossoms. The swallows, in different sizes and various postures, flying around the image, integrating the parts into an integral whole. All the elements, no matter the willows, the blossoms, or the swallows, were illustrated in the life-like manner thanks to the artisan’s ingenious cutting skills.


  • Title: Swallows, Willows and Peach Blossoms
  • Creator: Zhang Xiufang
  • Date: 2007
  • Type: Paper Cutting
  • Creator's dates: 1943.12—

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