Day of the Dead Papercuts

Images: British Museum Prints Database

Day of the Dead was about a month and a half ago, but I've just discovered a neat post by BibliOdyssey about papel picado (perforated paper) papercuts in the theme of the festival:

"In Mexico, papel picado (perforated paper), refers to the traditional art of decorative cut paper banners. Papel picado are usually cut with sharp fierritos (small chisels) from as many as fifty layers of colored tissue paper at a time. Designs may incorporate lattice-work, images of human and animal figures, flowers, and lettering. Many papel picado are made especially for the Mexican festival of the Days of the Dead and include skeletal figures engaged in the everyday activities of the living." (Source)


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