Scissors, Cutting, Paper

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"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."

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Our artists enjoy having interested persons looking over their shoulders:

Beatrice Straubhaar, Lauenen: Tel. 033 765 34 71

Regina Martin, Schönried: Tel. 079 537 95 48

Ueli Hauswirth, Zweisimmen: Tel. 033 722 34 93

Paper-cutting has a long tradition in the Saanenland.
Paper-cutting has a long tradition in the Saanenland.


The region has a further 9 chalet villages alongside Gstaad, located at an altitude of between 1,000 and 1,400 metres. Yet despite its style and class, Gstaad has remained genuinely Alpine and down-to-earth. It is proud of its tradition and lives and breathes it every day.

Over a thousand cultural and sporting events are available to visitors every year, including top events with an international reputation. In addition, visitors will find first-class hotels, outstanding shopping facilities along the traffic-free promenade and an airport in Saanen.


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