This Cut Out Bouquet is one of several in the METIO STUDIO collection of floral themed DIY kits inspired by paper cut traditions made by artists from around the world. In Poland the paper cut tradition is called Wycinanki; and the brightly colored paper paintings are made for holidays and celebrations. The Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe of South Dakota made paper cut outs initially to serve as patterns for beadwork, quillwork and other ornaments to be applied to clothing canoes and toys.
In time the tradition became so popular it became and art form in and of itself. The Chinese paper cut tradition is called Jianzhi. These paper cuts originally were used as patterns for elaborate Chinese embroideries, but as with the Santee Sioux paper cuts, Jianzhi also developed into a popular folk art. Kirie is the name for the Japanese paper cut tradition. And in modern times, the tradition continued in the work of other artists who through time, also made art with scissors and paper.
To see more Metio Studio products, visit: metiostudio.com. To see the Metio Studio products inspired by Wycinanki or the paper cuts of the Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe of South Dakota, visit Metio Studio Floral Tree of Life and Spring Blooms.