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THE ART OF SILOUHETTE CUTTING--THIS IS MAGNIFICENT!

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JImam's loves526 of 5249AVON - Lipstick Samples ( Small ) UNUSUL,EGYPTIAN GENRE "FEATHER POSTCARD"  BACKGROUND PYRAMIDS
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    Posted 3 years ago

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    Amazing amout of work went into this treasure. I got it online 15-20 years ago...and was the only bidder so it sold very low. ---8X5, handmade, but I
    don't know when. These are joyous musical figures and done with a special scissors for very fine paper cutting projects. I have kept it very carefully, and it has held up well. One of my very most precious things.

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    1. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      Intricate Silouhette.
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      I agree ... EXQUISITE !!!!!
    3. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      vetraio50 --thanks very much!!
    4. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      Thanks for recognizing the artestry and skill needed to create this piece
      TassieDevil
      vetraio50
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      it sure is!
    6. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      Happy to see some people lookd at this and left "love"! Thanks!
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    7. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      Before the age of the photograph, the silhouette, either cut from paper or painted, was the most affordable portrait that could be made. The art enjoyed a golden age in the second half of the 18th and first half of the 19th centuries, when many people collected them. Although silhouettes were well-loved, the man for whom they were named was not: Étienne de Silhouette was France's finance minister under Louis XV and was notorious for both his frugality and his hobby of making cut-paper shadow portraits. The phrase à la Silhouette came to mean "on the cheap," and portraits like the ones he produced were (satirically) bestowed with his name as well.
    8. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      So much detail, and a beautiful subject too.
      You have such amazing paper at your house Lois!
    9. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      THANKS racer4 four. It does keep me very jappy!
    10. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      Vintagefran--I appreciate your love!

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