Papel Picado is a decoration used for El Dia De Los Muertos. It is usually made of tissue paper that was stacked, then, using a chisel, decorated by removing paper in a pattern. The pattern usually shows Marigolds, the flower of the dead, an every day scene, such as skeletal workers in the field, or just a pretty lace style pattern. These pieces of paper are then affixed to a string that is hung from the ceiling. It is not uncommon for there to be hundreds of pieces of this brightly colored paper decorating a single house.

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