Digitalized papel picado design, a beautiful decorative craft pattern on which beings are represented as skeletons.

Papel picado is considered a traditional Mexican folk art technique of paper cutting. Characteristically, papel picado designs are not cut from paper with knives or scissors, but with the help of chisels. The themes may vary, and some of the most interesting are the ones dedicated to the Day of the Dead (a Mexican public holiday) that usually display scenes from everyday life where humans and animals are represented as skeletons.


Papel picado design
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Available file formats

In the picture you can see what the Papel picado design looks like, and if you can think of any good idea to use it, its 2D CAD (.dwg) and vector (.eps and .svg) file formats are at your disposal.

The papel picado that is downloadable here belongs to the type described.  It depicts a scene with some people riding in a carriage pulled by a horse, and all are represented as skeletons.

It will probably look nice if you cut it on a thin wooden board with a laser cutter.


Download DWG 2D CAD file format
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Download SVG vector file format

Submitted by Ceh Jan


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