Papel picado


Colorful* papel picado banners decorate the historic market square in San Antonio. This Mexican folk art is traditionally chiseled from sheets of tissue paper, but plastic versions are becoming more common.

Market Square
San Antonio, Texas
photographed 5.20.2016

*Well, they’d be colorful if this were a color image.

Posted on June 2, 2016, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Interesting. Glad they switched I think.


  2. I especially like the cutout around the bell that goes with the cutout paper.


  3. Maybe you should have put some color film in your Leica 😉


  4. Hate the plastic ones. I have some hand cut ones from a handcraft market in Arizona. A lady from Mexico was selling them for Día de Muertos.They are stunning works of art.

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