Paper quilling - also known as paper filigree - is the art of rolling and shaping paper to make art. The origin of paper quilling is unclear. Some say it started in China in the 13th century and others say in Ancient Eqypt.
In the 18th century, paper quilling saw a revival in France/Italy and England. Nuns would often imitate the wrought iron designs to re-create them using paper quilling technique for church celebrations. Since then, paper quilling has gained much popularity.
These days paper quilling is used as to create original art work, cards, stationery, household objects, or decorative art forms.