This is a beautifully crafted Chinese Red Paper Cutout of Flowers and a Butterfly, measuring 5.25" wide by 3.5" high. 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 has five open flowers with curved petals and groups of veined leaves; one closed bud; five branches with thorns; and a butterfly hanging from one of the flowers. Maker and age are unknown. This Chinese Red Paper Cutout of Flowers and a Butterfly is in Like New condition.