TRADITIONS OF MEXICO
  El Dia de los Muertos




    DIA DE LOS MUERTOS 
 

Papel Picado is a traditional art used to decorate homes, businesses, markets and altars in preparation for the Day of the Dead. The thin tissue paper images are usually cut in large quantities and hung in repetitious patterns. The popular decorative art is also mass produced in plastic, which is thought to be more practical and durable for hanging above outdoor markets.

Read Sugar Skullls and Flowers for the Dead.

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Houston Institute for Culture