No publication details. No date. Late 20th century. Stock ID #160244
Large Chinese propaganda papercut on red paper with paper backing, featuring a redesigned Chinese national emblem in the centre. The original five stars (representing the Chinese people united together under the leadership of Communist Party of China) was replaced by a head and shoulders portrait of Mao, the sun and its rays extending behind him. Below Mao's portrait the image shows the mountainous region of Yan'an and the Tiananmen Gate with widespread sunflowers. Chinese propaganda text in Chinese praise Mao across the papercut. In very good condition, papercut measures 44.1 x 71.8cm. This papercut represents the phenomenon of Mao cult, one of the most visible features of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Every one of the slogans on this papercut echo the theme of unconditional praise and admiration of Chairman Mao. The text above Mao's portrait reads "Boundlessly loyal to Chairman Mao/ Boundlessly loyal to Mao Zedong Thought/ Boundlessly loyal to Chairman Mao's revolutionary line."
Text on the silk ribbon lower edge reads "The great mentor/ The great leader/ The great commander/ The Great helmsman." and "Long live the Chairman Mao" in the middle.
The text on the pennants (left section): "Closely follow Chairman Mao/ Do everything for Chairman Mao/ Think of Chairman Mao in everything/ Serve Chairman Mao in everything."
The text on the pennants (right section): "Boundless adoration to Chairman Mao/ Boundless loyalty to Chairman Mao/ Boundless love to Chairman Mao/ Boundless faith in Chairman Mao." (When referring to this item please quote stockid 160244).
Price: $400.00 AU