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papel picado (cut-paper work)
  • Mexico
  • papel picado (cut-paper work), circa 1990
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • tissue paper, cutting
  • Object Height/Width: 88.5 x 65 cm includes mat board
    Object Height/Width: 34 13/16 x 25 9/16 in includes mat board
  • Museum purchase: Argersinger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7750

The cut-paper banner depicts a female skeleton, identified as Catrina, wearing a fancy hat and dress. There are two skulls on either side of her and flowers below. It is mottled purple.

It is mounted on white mat board with a black border.