Papel picado is a traditional Mexican folk art, and this banner, with red tissue paper flags, celebrates special occasions with birds, cupids and hearts. It has 10 flags of several different designs, each was created by hand cutting tissue paper with chisels, then stringing the flags together on a thin cord. The designs of papel picado have influenced artists whose work in turn has influenced papel picado patterns.
LACMA's permanent collection includes many works from Latin America.
- Banner has 10 red tissue paper flags
- Each flag is 6 in. wide by 5 in. high
- Overall banner is approximately 10 feet
- Handmade in Mexico