|Altar created by Leah Shelleda|
Our Mexican banner design is inspired by the traditional cloth one.
|Luna Bazaar's Red Mexican "Sacred Heart" banner in Brides Magazine|
(PDF of article available here.)
|The Day of the Dead is soon going to be the setting for a new Pixar movie.|
No doubt, key design elements of the film will be skeletons, banners, votives, and marigolds.
|Marigold Harvest for Day of the Dead in Mexico|
|It's easy to see why tissue paper pom-poms are used to represent marigolds in Day of the Dead celebrations.|
(Flower photo from The Lovely Plants.)
In the Cultural Intrigue store see: .Mango tissue paper pom-poms and Yellow tissue paper pom-poms.
|Panels from our paper Mexican Party Banner. Each panel is over a foot wide!|
Although the tissue paper was originally brought to Europe from China and then to New Spain, the indigenous people of Mexico had already been using handmade paper, along with the tradition of cut decorative and ceremonial images for centuries. Today, this traditional paper art is used as decorations for all occasions and gives an immediately festive look to any celebration.
|Votives for your celebration. Go to Cultural Intrigue's Candle Holder selection.|