W90xL90mm, China

This is paper cutout is from the procession of the mouse’ wedding.  The Chinese believes that mouse are prey and should be kept out of the house.  The cunning plan was to arrange a marriage for daughter mouse on Chinese New Year’s eve so that the house would be cleansed and blessed.  Over New Year paper cutout of the full procession (including varies mouse musician, gift carrier and of course the bride) would be stuck on the walls or windows of the house.  This cutout is a part of the 12 zodiac animals made into a greeting card.