You may recall that when I featured Alljoy Design on Thursday - that I commented that her owl card looked similar to Papel Picados. So, I thought I'd do a little post on them to show you what I mean. Many years ago, on a trip to Mexico, I fell in love this wonderful form of Mexican folk art.
Thin delicate tissue paper is cut into intricate designs for all different celebrations from Dia del los Muertos (Day of the Dead) to Cinco de Mayo (the 5th of May, a national holiday in Mexico celebrating Mexico's victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla) and for weddings and other celebrations.
Here in the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska campus (in the US)- they hung huge papel picados in the window for a Day of the Dead celebration - what an impact they make.
These are mini-papel picados or Bandaritas for sale on Mexican Sugar Skull.
This wedding is so beautiful - I love the bright tabletops and white papel picados strung through the trees - I found this on Daily Wedshare - check out their site for a Cinco de Mayo inspired wedding.
This Day of the Dead tableware has a border with Papel Picados, also from Mexican Sugar Skull.
I loved this Fiesta invitation I found on PartyCat.
Don't you love papel picados? Have you heard about them before?