Papercutting

Description

It is in the Pays-d'Enhaut that the art of paper-cutting has developed, a museum brings together remarkable works, while active cutters share their passion with the public.

The fine details, the magic of a childlike world and the scenes of everyday life in the past are the fascinating elements of a paper-cut work. Imported from the Orient, paper-cutting found its Swiss home in the Pays-d'Enhaut, in the Vaud Alps, the home of the fathers of this art: Johann Jakob Hauswirth (1809-1871) and Louis Saugy (1871-1953). Several of their magnificent works are on display at the Musée du Vieux Pays-d'Enhaut in Château-d'Oex. While the cut-outs of the time depicted daily life in the mountain villages of the past, the art of paper-cutting has been modernised and today's works take various forms. To discover them, craftsmen open their workshops in order to pass on their passion or even to give courses in this historic but very much alive know-how.

It is in the Pays-d'Enhaut that the art of paper-cutting has developed, a museum brings together remarkable works, while active cutters share their passion with the public.

The fine details, the magic of a childlike world and the scenes of everyday life in the past are the fascinating elements of a paper-cut work. Imported from the Orient, paper-cutting found its Swiss home in the Pays-d'Enhaut, in the Vaud Alps, the home of the fathers of this art: Johann Jakob Hauswirth (1809-1871) and Louis Saugy (1871-1953). Several of their magnificent works are on display at the Musée du Vieux Pays-d'Enhaut in Château-d'Oex. While the cut-outs of the time depicted daily life in the mountain villages of the past, the art of paper-cutting has been modernised and today's works take various forms. To discover them, craftsmen open their workshops in order to pass on their passion or even to give courses in this historic but very much alive know-how.

Duration

People usually spend 10 minutes here.
Location
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