Papercut; cut with chisel from green tissue paper; in the form of coffin on platform, with skull and crossbones resting on top of coffin; skeleton priest with pointed hat and cross at left; skeleton holding candle at right. Used in Day of the Dead Festival.
- Made in: San Salvador Huixcolotla
- (Americas,North America,Mexico,Puebla (state),San Salvador Huixcolotla)
- Height: 34.5 centimetres
- Width: 48 centimetres
The type of papercutting that Ernesto Vivanco does is focused especially in San Salvador Huixcolotla. Others have copied this style, but San Salvador remains the centre, with key families such as the Vivancos carrying on the tradition. See Carmichael, Elizabeth and Sayer, Chloë. The Skeleton at the Feast, The Day of the Dead in Mexico. London: British Museum Press, 1991 pp. 101-107 for description of papercutting in San Salvador Huixcolotla.
- Used at: Day of the Dead
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Object reference number: ESA79892
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