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Common illustrations from this traditional Mexican folk art include animals, floral designs, and skeletons.
During Day of the Dead, papel picado serves as a symbol of the fragility of life.
The yellow and purple colors often used during Día de Muertos symbolize purity and mourning, and it is believed that the holes in the tissue paper make it possible for the souls to travel and visit us.
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When the wind blows, it creates an especially magical and spiritual feeling reminding us that the season has arrived and our ancestors are coming.
Day of the Dead Altar Inspo
Images: Arturo Canseco (top left), Corona Claudia (top right), Enraizarte (bottom left), Frontera Media (bottom right)
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