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10 February 2009 @ 06:05 am
Day of the Dead - Papercuts  

Day of the Dead - Papercuts
"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]


Día de los Muertos - Dancing Skeleton Animals


Cockfighting Skeletons


Aztec Sun Stone and Skeletons


Bicycle Skeleton - San Salvador Huixcolotla


Bride and Groom Skeletons


Bride and Groom in Horse-drawn Carriage


Horse-drawn Skeleton Carriage


Bullfighting Devil -vs- Skeleton



Skeleton Matador - day of the dead paper cutout


Skeletons on Horseback


Skeleton in Hat on Horseback (Día de los Muertos)


Ferris wheel of Skeletons


Coffin Carried by Skeletons


Dancing Caped Skeleton


Hot Air Balloon and Skeletons


La Catrina


La Catrina figures after Posada from the Day of the Dead - goldfoil and silverfoil papercuts


Male and Female (La Catrina) Skeletons


Musical Skeleton Trio


Musical Skeletons (Day of the Dead)


Skeleton Banquet



Two Skeletons Carrying a Coffin


Sun Face



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