"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] [more/more]
- All of these 'Día de los Muertos' (Day of the Dead) papercut images, produced in the 1980s in San Salvador Huixcolotla in Puebla State, Mexico, are from the British Museum Prints Database [keywords: papercut, Huixcolotla]. Or try these example direct links: you can click on the metadata object links to browse further. I've posted perhaps one quarter of the available works.]
- Day of the Dead at Wikipedia.
- Previously: Los Calaveras de Posada / Mexico. And.