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    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.

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    1. NRVI [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

      beautiful shot ! great colours and light

    2. paul downing 60 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot Alex.Great range of colours against that lovely blue sky.Excellent image !!

    3. Doppelganger. 60 months ago | reply

      Really cool. Thanks for posting that.

    4. surfgirl2009(problems uploading) 60 months ago | reply

      A lovely image with nice clear detail showing the patterns. Thanks for sharing the interesting info. I have never heard of this before.

    5. ~*~Cami 60 months ago | reply

      This is so very beautiful. Great angle this was taken at.

    6. Teresa Devine 60 months ago | reply

      Nice composition, Alex. In San Antonio, these hang in the Marketplace (Mercado) often.

    7. Delexed 60 months ago | reply

      Thanks all for the comments...glad to be able to share what I've learned!

    8. bahamadreamerofwi 60 months ago | reply

      I love the colors and shapes, nice comp.

    9. rickinzim 60 months ago | reply

      Wonderful colours and composition !

    10. Delexed 60 months ago | reply

      Thanks Heidi and Rick!

    11. Aylaeri 60 months ago | reply

      Haven't seen these before! Makes me want to decorate and be festive!

    12. Delexed 60 months ago | reply

      Thanks Cynthia!

    13. Princess_Sparkles 60 months ago | reply

      Love the colors. :)

    14. Delexed 60 months ago | reply

      Thanks Jules!

    15. Cat_tac 60 months ago | reply

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    16. ODimages 59 months ago | reply

      Very nice shot! The colors are so vivid!

    17. Delexed 59 months ago | reply

      Thanks Ed!

    18. Delexed 52 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the fave bahia_tranquilo!

    19. Delexed 31 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the fave Rinka!

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