Ai Weiwei Creates Hand-Silkscreened Scarves Drawing on a Chinese Paper Cutting Tradition

FYI: Ai Wei­wei has cre­at­ed hand­wo­ven and hand-silkscreened scarves that aes­thet­i­cal­ly draw on a 2,000-year-old Chi­nese paper cut­ting tra­di­tion. “The col­ored, intri­cate­ly cut papers are used as a sto­ry-telling medi­um in fes­tiv­i­ties, for prayers, and as every­day dec­o­ra­tion.” The scarves are 100% silk. You can find ver­sions in blue, red and black. (Here’s Ai Wei­wei sport­ing one in red.) Or find them all here on Taschen’s web site.

Note: Taschen is a part­ner of ours. So if you pur­chase a scarf, it helps sup­port Open Cul­ture.

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