Art of papercutting begun in China then spread around the world. From Japan, India and finally the Islamic world. Inspired artists decorated religious and philosophical texts, called Kaat’i. Artists layered the paper templates to create a 3-D effect, bringing interest in miniature art and texts.

Join in creating our own papercutting art using colourful paper and scissors! Learn tricks and tips to create mandalas and snowflakes!

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Above: The Doors of Heaven (Baab Al-Dhikr) by Tusif Ahmad