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Zinnia Blog
09.23

Paper Cut Outs of Margarita Fick

Posted by Anne Damon in Day of the Dead, Paper Folk Art

This is an example of a paper cut-out by Margarita Fick, the one and only person in Mexico doing these amazing paper pieces. She comes from a family that made "papel picado" or the cut out tissue paper flags that are strung across streets for fiestas & celebrations. Every piece is unique and all are cut with fingernail scissors, not the usual paper chiseling of the traditional papel. Some are symmetrical and have been folded to cut and others are asymmetrical and are entirely cut by hand. Many of the pieces feature catrinas with flowers, insects, animals, different skirt designs and blouse designs. They are super cool.

As of January 1, 2015, Margarita is no longer making these beautiful pieces due to a serious illness. We are sad to say that there will be no more pieces from her.


Photo by Mike Welckle

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