Fengxiang, China - Peoples Republic of
PAPERCUT ARTIST LI KE SHOWS HIS PAPERCUTS TO CHILDREN IN FENGXIANG.
Chinese farmer Li Ke, 60, grandmaster of the ancient craft of papercuts, displays his papercuts for the Chinese New Year of the Dragon to village children in the courtyard of his house in Fengxiang. So renowned are the papercuts of Li Ke that he has exhibited his work in France and Japan. But at home in his tiny village, it is a dying art. The old grandmaster can find no one to inherit his craft. It is an ancient tradition for Chinese in northern Shaanxi province to herald in the New Year with papercuts. Picture taken January 26.