This Chinese Dyed Paper Cutout of a Woman in a Mirror with Makeup 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 swept-up hairstyle and decorative chartreuse robe with a pale blue interior and pink patterned border. She is facing slightly right inside a black oval mirror with an "I" shaped interlocking border and curved decorative feet. She is holding a jar in her right hand, while her left hand cups her left cheek. Her face is highly made up. She wears a bracelet on each wrist. A pink scarf(?) winds around her shoulders. The piece has been cut out of delicate rice paper, then dyed with the vibrant colors. It comes with protective tissue paper cover. Maker and age are unknown. This Chinese Dyed Paper Cutout of a Woman in a Mirror with Makeup Jar is in Like New Condition.