Also known as Papel Picado, our authentic banner has 5 different designs, 10 dangling panels, and is 13 feet long. Each cut-out paper panel is 9 inches high x 13 inches wide. This traditional decorative paper banner is handmade by artisans in Mexico. The bright white 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.