This Chinese Dyed Paper Cutout of a Woman in a Mirror with Powder Jar measures 7.25" high by 5" wide. The art of paper cutting dates back in China to the second century a.c. and became an important type of folk art. The cutouts are often used to decorate doors and windows for good luck or as patterns for embroidery and lacquer work. This cutout shows a woman with a pink and red-orange flowered and bowed swept-up hairstyle and a decorative pale blue robe with red and yellow collar and green and pink floral trim. She is facing slightly left inside a black oval mirror with an "I" shaped interlocking border and curved decorative feet. She is holding a flat jar in her left hand, while she dabs her cheek with a powder puff in her right hand. Her face is highly made up. She wears a bracelet on each wrist. The piece has been cut out of delicate rice paper, then dyed with vibrant colors. It comes with a protective tissue paper cover. Maker and age are unknown. This Chinese Dyed Paper Cutout of a Woman in a Mirror with Powder Jar is in Like New Condition.