• Paper cutting motif tradisional Cina dengan simbol pembawa keberuntungan, kemakmuran, dan umur panjang

    Cutteristic – Ciputra Meiko Handoyo

  • Paper cutting motif tradisional Cina dengan simbol pembawa keberuntungan, kemakmuran, dan umur panjang

    Cutteristic – Ciputra 1

This is free paper cutting pattern number 4, size 20×15 cm

Level of difficulty (1-10) : 5

Download PDF: 04 Cutterstic Paper Cutting Chinese New Year

Right click and choose ‘Save Link as

 

Tips for step by step cutting:

  1. Start cutting from inside to outside
  2. Start cutting from smaller to bigger black area
  3. Paper cutting side that is going to be displayed is the clean side (not printed)
  4. Apply glue/double tape on green label to finish your work

 

Tips langkah-langkah memotong:

  1. Mulai potong dari bagian dalam baru keluar
  2. Mulai potong dari area hitam yang kecil-kecil, baru ke bagian yang besar
  3. Sisi paper cutting yang akan menjadi bagian depan adalah bagian yang bersih, bukan yang di print
  4. Selesaikan karya dengan menempelkan label hijau di belakang area label abu-abu

 

If you  want to try a starter kit, click here

 

 

When you are done with your first Cutteristic, you may upload it in Instagram and tag @Cutteristic, I will post it in my account to encourage more people to make beautiful things out of basic items: paper and cutter.

With passion and dedication,

Kucu

 

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5 Lucky Bats

Around the 17th century bats began to be featured as a symbol of happiness, because the Chinese word of bats is 蝙蝠 bian3 fu2, and the 蝠 fu2 (bat) and 福 fu2 (good fortune, happiness) are homophone. Different numbers of bats have different meanings. Two bats means double luck (shuang1 fu2, 双福,双 means a pair of something) while five bats means Five Fortunes.

 

According to the Classic of History the five bats represent good fortunes, which are:

  1. 长寿” (chang2 shou4, long life)
  2. 富贵” (fu4 gui4, wealthy and valuable)
  3. 康宁” (kang1 ning2, healthy and peaceful)
  4. 好德” (hao4 de2, benevolent virtue)
  5. 善终” (shan4 zhong1 good death, well died or good ending of life), means a person died peacefully at the time he or she was supposed to die after a happy, fulfilled life. So, if a person died from a car wreck or a cancer or a heart attack, then that is not a 善终 (good death). Besides that, proper burial and careful observance of mourning practices are also part of 善终 . Fail to follow ritual might result in family disharmony, economic difficulty, or incurable diseases.
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