In Qingyang, on important holidays, during marriages, when offering birthday congratulations to babies or the elderly, rural women would clean home, paste walls, and make paper-cut for window decoration. They would make colorful paper-cut and paste them on window frames, kangs, walls and doors to make their home look more colorful and festive. Paper-cuts pasted in difference places have different names. For instance, those pasted on doors are called door paper-cut, those pasted on kangs are called kang paper-cut, and those pasted on ceilings are called ceiling paper-cut.
Qingyang paper-cutting is a folk art, which embodies the production and living customs of working women as well as cultural heritage. It is the fruit of working women’s hard work. Mr Jin Zhilin, a famous folklorist, called paper-cutting artists "real artists", and said, "Qingyang paper-cutting has provided us with abundant new research topics in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, history, ethnology, folklore, aesthetics and art. A traditional eastern Gansu folk paper-cut is not only a piece of paper-cut, but also the embodiment of thousands of years’ history and culture of the Chinese nation."