Also known as Papel Picado, our authentic cut-out paper banner is 18 feet long. This traditional decorative banner, hand-made by artisans in Mexico, is a great favorite for Cinco de Mayo. The bright red tissue paper is hand cut, using chisels and a top pattern as a guide. 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, and 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.