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Papel Picado - All White Cutout Tissue Paper - Wedding Edition


Garland of 10 white banners of papel picado (tissue paper with cutouts) on a 5m (16ft) long string, with the Wedding theme. Each garland carries 10 white papel picado banners and different designs with the same theme: hearts, doves, wedding cake, wedding bells, etc. As ween in Salma Hayek’s movie Frida and the Vogue magazine.

If you would like a colorful version of these wedding papel picado garlands, we will be happy to order them specially for you. Please let us know with some time in advance.

This magnificent, so typical ornament, that may be one of the most recognizable Mexican symbols today, was created and still handmade in the state of Puebla, by artisans that have been doing this for generations. With roots in Chinese art of cutting paper, it's another example of the enrichment of cultures that happen with migrations and discoveries. From the 16th till the 19th century, while Acapulco port was the main connection with the Philippines and the major annual trade route was bringing Asian goods to the Americas,  the caravans carried the merchandise from Acapulco to Veracruz, going through the state of Puebla, where the papel de China ("Chinese paper" as tissue paper is still called in Mexico) became a fascination, and a major art and folklore expression until today.