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Papel Picado Mexican folk art

Posted by rod - 02.02.2010

Papel Picado (“perforated paper”) is the Mexican folk art of papercutting into elaborate designs. The designs are commonly cut from tissue paper using a guide and small chisels, creating as many as forty banners at a time. Common themes includes birds, floral designs, and skeletons. They are commonly displayed for Easter, Christmas and the Day of the Dead, as well as during weddings, quinceañeras and christenings. photos via freewebs.com enchanted chandeliers flickr.com roc21.com

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