Scissors, Cutting, Paper
"Once you get involved with this art form you’ll never be able to stop." Beatrice Straubhaar started cutting silhouettes out of paper more than thirty years ago. This traditional craft dates back a long way. It was a native of Saanen, Johann Jakob Hauswirth, who introduced the craft beyond the borders of the region back in the 19th century. Beatrice is continuing with the tradition and she too mainly focuses on the local scenery and customs in her filigree work. "But I've also done the Taj Mahal. Most of my work is commissioned by others. They are made for such occasions as wedding and anniversary gifts, and mainly with personal references."