I’ve added a paper-cut gallery to the menu bar at the top of my blog. I’ll be teaching a hamsa papercutting class for New Lehrhaus on 3/30/21.

Papercut Hamsa Workshop

A hamsa is a stylized hand for protection against the “evil eye,” frequently worn as jewelry. Made by both Jews and Muslims, hamsas are found all over the Middle East, but are older than either religion. Come learn about the folklore of hamsas, as we make them out of paper. Learn the basics of paper-cutting, a traditional Jewish folk art. We will cut out our hamsas with scissors, and/or Exacto knives for accuracy, then glue them to a background. No artistic talent is required to make stunning hamsa designs. The finished paper-cut hamsa can be framed, to hang on the wall. This workshop lasts for two hours. Materials fee of $5 in cash or check to the instructor, Claire Sherman.

Here are some of my papercuts from the gallery on the menu bar:

NC 2

paper cut 3

paper cut 2

paper cut 4

paper cut 6

paper cut 1

For more info about these paper-cuts, go to the Paper-cut Gallery, above.


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