Shanxi New Year Picture

New Year picture style in Shanxi is divided into two. Picture in north Shanxi can be pasted on windows. The subjects include opera stories, birds, animals, flowers and vegetables. It can be produced through woodprint or hand painting. Sometimes color print is also used. In south Shanxi, people pasted pictures on doors or inside the house. Pictures for Buddhist rituals or lantern covers are frequently produced. Bright colors are used such as red, yellow, pink, black or green, etc.

The picture shown contains many divinities. The picture design is symmetrical and varied. People's expression in the picture is natural. The colors used are bright and primitive.