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Large Chinese Cultural Revolution papercut on red paper with paper backing, featuring Mao clapping and looking benevolently towards the huge crowds around him, the sun with its bold rays extending behind him, some people around Mao are in different minority costumes and others in their work outfit, many of them are holding the red little book of Mao's quotations up high above their heads. Block of text lower margin in Chinese, excellent condition, papercuts sheet measures 53 x 73.9cm. Chinese text in lower margin reads "The East is Red. The Sun is Rising.", the first line of a very popular Cultural Revolution song 东方红 [The East is Red]. Adapted from northern Shaanxi folk song, the song was "re-composed" by 李有源 [Li Youyuan] and 公木 [Gong Mu] (lyrics) 李涣之[Li Huanzhi] (Melody) in 1940s. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 163318).
Price: $400.00 AU