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Museum of East Asian Art to extend papercut exhibition
Museum of East Asian Art display
Tiger, by Lo Jhyyen, is made of acrylic on paper with two sheets of papercuts

A museum in Bath says it is extending one of its exhibitions due to "overwhelming public enthusiasm".

The Museum of East Asian Art in Bath's Bennett Street is planning to add some not previously exhibited artefacts to its 'Cutting Edge' show.

They will include traditional papercuts that are too delicate to be placed on permanent display.

They will be on show until 29 August and form a reinterpreted event, The Evolution of Untraditional Papercuts.

Museum curator Michel Lee said: "Moving the papercuts into our Franklin Tsu Gallery means that we have cases available.

"We can [now] display items that will emphasize the differences between these and traditional papercut designs and techniques."

Alongside the new and old papercuts, the exhibition will include both traditional papercutting tools and those used by the Yellow C Group's lead artist, Lo Jhy Yen, in his modern works.

Papercut design

Other additions include three Song Dynasty (960 - 1279) bowls with decorations created using a papercuts.

Popular throughout the Song Dynasty at the Jizhou kilns in Jiangxi province, China, this technique involved using the papercuts like a stencil to decorate the bowls.

The patterns are removed before firing to create a relief papercut design.

For more information about the exhibition, or the museum in general, check out the Museum of East Asian Art website.

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