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The Art of Paper Cutting

An age-old art but still very much alive today, paper cutting, or the art of paper cutting,
is part of the living traditions of the canton of Vaud. In Château-d’Oex, in the heart of the
Pays-d’Enhaut which has seen this craft develop, a museum gathers these remarkable masterworks, while the paper cutting artists in activity invite the public to discover their passion.

The details made with finesse, the magic of the children’s world and the scenes of daily life in the past are the fascinating elements of a paper cut. Imported from the Orient, paper cutting has its Swiss origins in the Pays-D’Enhaut, in the Alps of the canton of Vaud, homeland of the fathers of this art: Johann Jakob Hauswirth (1809-1871) and Louis Saugy (1871-1953). Several of their magnificent art works are exposed in the Musée du Vieux Pays-d’Enhaut in Château-d’Oex. If the paper cuts of the time feature daily life in the past in the ancient mountain villages, the art of paper cutting was modernised and the contemporary works appear in different forms. To let you discover them the artists open the door of their workshop to transmit their passion or even to offer courses in this historical Know-how, still very much alive.






 
Boutique « Natur’image »
Boutique « Natur’image »

Château-d'Oex

"Découpages" of the Pays d'Enhaut, paintings on wood and canvas, lithographs, photographs, bronzes, etc.

Grand-Rue
1660 Château-d'Oex
K'Creation/Corinne Karnstädt - Cutting Art
K'Creation/Corinne Karnstädt - Cutting Art

La Tine

Corinne Karnstädt-Brulhart was born on September 17, 1971 in Lausanne. Self-taught, it was in 1999 that she bought a scroll saw and began to make wooden names as puzzles.

K'création Corinne Karnstädt
Rte du Vieux-Pont 19
1658 La Tine
 
  • Pays d'Enhaut Tourisme
    Place du Village 6
  • 1660 Château d'oex - CH


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