Fengxiang, China - Peoples Republic of
GRANDMASTER LI KE ROLLS OUT A SHEET OF HIS PAPERCUTS IN FENGXIANG.
Chinese peasant farmer Li Ke, 60, grandmaster of the ancient craft of papercutting, rolls out a sheet of his papercuts for the Chinese New Year of the Dragon at 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.