Local History

Château-d’Oex 2019. Photo/Foto: TES.

Paper cutting in Château-d’Oex

The art of paper cutting, is part of the living traditions of Château-d’Oex, in the heart of the Pays-d’Enhaut. The museum du Vieux Pays-d’Enhaut gathers these remarkable masterworks and organises activities and public expositions in Château-d’Oex. Imported from the Orient, paper cutting has its Swiss origins in the Pays-D’Enhaut, in the Alps of the canton of Vaud. Johann Jakob Hauswirth (1809-1871) and Louis Saugy (1871-1953) developed this art. Several of their magnificent art works are exposed in the museum. If the paper cuts of the time feature daily life in the past in the ancient mountain villages, the art of paper cutting was modernised and the contemporary works appear in different forms. Artists open the doors of their workshop to transmit their passion and to show their art. 28 giant hand-crafted paper scenes are on exhibition around the village.(further information: www.chateau-doex.ch).