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The technique of hand cut paper is traced to the 18th century when paper was imported to Mexico from China... thus the Spanish word "papel china" remains the word for tissue paper! Paper cut artisans, commissioned by the Church, would make thousands of strings of papel picados for religious festivals where they hung in church plazas and decorated the streets.

The technique of hand cut paper is traced to the 18th century when paper was imported to Mexico from China... thus the Spanish word "papel china" remains the word for tissue paper! Paper cut artisans, commissioned by the Church, would make thousands of strings of papel picados for religious festivals where they hung in church plazas and decorated the streets.

DIY Papel Picado Placemats  Read more - http://www.stylemepretty.com/living/2013/06/21/diy-papel-picado-placemats/

DIY Papel Picado Placemats Read more - http://www.stylemepretty.com/living/2013/06/21/diy-papel-picado-placemats/