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Papel picado is a decorative craft made by cutting elaborate designs into sheets of tissue paper. Papel picado is considered a Mexican folk art. The designs are commonly cut from as many as 40-50 colored tissue papers stacked together and using a guide or template, a small mallet, and chisels, creating as many as fifty banners at a time.  Papel picados are commonly displayed for both secular and religious occasions,  incorporated into the altars during the Day of the Dead and are hung throughout the streets during holidays.

11 x 14 Paper Traditional patterns Papel Picado

  • Traditional decoration from Mexico.  Each strand has 10 flags seperated by string. Perfect for any celebration, or just to make every day a little more festive.


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