Papel Picado Traditional Banner String 100% Handmade in Puebla, Mexico.
A Mexican folk art, papel picado is used throughout the year for decorations and is made by cutting detailed patterns on tissue paper to reflect the festivity it is being used for. These decorations are particularly used during Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebrations. This Papel Picado banner is the essential touch to include in a Mexican altar or home decoration. Authentic and unique piece of traditional Mexican decoration.
Includes 1 long banner composed of rectangular pieces of multicolored tissue paper with a variety of designs depending on the style of your preference. The banner is created by having 10 pieces of cut tissue paper or plastic hanging from a thread. Plus a piece of string of separation between them. Available in two designs: traditional images and the movie Coco.
- Made of intricately cut tissue paper.
- 10 different designs and colors by the banner.
- A cotton string holding pieces of paper together
- Approximate Measurements:
- 16.5 Ft. Long whole banner
- 18" long X 14" high each piece
- The picture displayed and color may not be the same, but the theme will be consistent.
- At Lolo - Mercadito we are committed to acknowledging the nature of each product. With each purchase, you are getting a unique and authentic piece that was handmade with love by artisans from Mexico. For their artisanal nature, there might be some flaws and variations in color, measurements, and design.
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Embroidered clothing, face masks, and textiles:
Our recommendation for all artisanal clothing is to hand wash with cold water, turned inside out and lay flat to dry without wringing. If necessary, iron on low with a protective cloth on top of the garment.
If there is a need to machine wash, please do so on a garment bag on delicate settings and only air fluff on dryer machine.
Pro tip from artisans for Otomí embroidered products:
If, for some reason, there is some color run, boil some water on your stove top and, using tongs being careful not to burn yourself, submerge the piece entirely in it and move it around so that it looses the dye. We've tried it and it works!
Hand wash with warm water, hang to dry or lay flat, do not wring. Optional: iron with starch to achieve a whiter, firmer look. Store in a dry, dark room, preferably in a protective layer such as bag or old cloth.
Clean with a dry white cloth. Store in a dry place, avoiding humid spaces, sunlight, or extreme heat. Not dishwasher safe. DO NOT MICROWAVE!
Although resistant to everyday use, parota wood is not dishwasher/microwave safe. Clean with dam towel and, only if extremely necessary with mild cleaner and cold water, making sure it dries completely before storing.
Hand Painted Clay tabletops:
Although resistant to everyday use, clay products are not dishwasher/microwave safe. Clean with mild cleaner and cold to warm water and let air dry.
A molcajete is a traditional Mexican version of a mortar and pestle made from volcanic rock perfect for crushing and combining ingredients to make Mexican salsa. This prehispanic tool makes it excellent for kitchen elements such as pulverizing ingredients and grinding spices as necessary as possible, bringing out all flavors from ingredients, and control consistency of dishes. From its porous nature, it is almost impossible to clean thoroughly but, just like a cast iron, this will help transfer over ingredients to the next dish.
Before you use a new molcajete for the first time, it needs to be cured—i.e. scrubbed of excess debris and sediment from inside the mortar. Smooth out the inside by placing dry uncooked white rice inside the mortar and grinding it with the pestle. Press on the rice making circular motions as you move throughout the inside, including the sides, making your way up. Do this until the rice turns to a powder (rice will turn grey) and discard. Repeat this process until it no longer becomes discolored, approximately 3-4 times, then rinse with warm water. The molcajete is ready to use. Curing does take time and effort but you only have to cure it once and the result will be 100% worth it!
To clean, we suggest using only warm water and a kitchen brush dedicated only to this molcajete if you would like to prevent soap from entering the crevices of the stone and transferring over to your food. If, however, you feel uncomfortable not using soap, please use a mild one. Let air dry. MOLCAJETES ARE NOT DISHWASHER SAFE.
I am ready to make my altar even more beautiful next year since I stocked up on the amazing paper picado!
Awesome!! You will have a beautiful altar filled with lots of color! Thank you so much for your purchase Lydia! We appreciate you!
Beautiful designs, beautifully made. It was bigger than I expected, so if you are looking for something not so large, make sure you pay attention to the measurements. I love it.
We are so happy you loved your papel picado! They are beautiful designs with bright colors. It does come a little bit bigger, so thank you so much for that incredible feedback! We appreciate it!
The papel picado was bright and intact. Excited to use them next year.
The perfect addition to any party or special celebration! We are so happy to hear you loved your papel picado, thank you Nayeli!
It’s very pretty love all the designs it has. The sheets are big!
Hola Alexandra! We are so happy you loved our papel picado, The designs are perfect for all your future festivities! Thank you so much for your kind review!!
That's what Lolo Mercadito is! My papel picado is not only decoration but also lesson in Spanish class!
Wow!! That’s amazing! We’re so glad to also help in your Spanish class, thank you so much for your support Amie!