Wednesday, September 3

Graveyard fiesta

Greta Garb-oh!
Momma is happily buying fabric and sewing right now with so many lovely Day of the Dead fabrics to choose from.

This morning she made three papel picado skirts, each one trimmed with pink, aqua, or orange Cluny lace.

The images on this fabric are papel picado, a Mexican folk art. Commonly cut from tissue paper using a guide and small chisels, papel picado can also be made by folding tissue paper and using small, sharp scissors. Common themes includes birds, floral designs, and skeletons.

They are frequently displayed for both secular and religious occasions, such as Easter, Christmas, Día de Muertos, as well as during weddings, quinceañeras, baptisms, and christenings. In Mexico, papel picado are incorporated into altars during the Day of the Dead. 

Isn't Josefina pretty in her camisa and skirt?

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