Mexican artisans preserve Day of the Dead ornaments

Mexican artisans preserve Day of the Dead ornaments

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSMexico City – 27 October 20221. Artisan cutting skull shape from paper for Day of the Dead2. Various of artisans working on paper cut-out decorations, toolsANNOTATION: Mexican artisans are striving to preserve the traditional manufacture of paper cut-out decorations long used in altars for the Day of the Dead.ANNOTATION: Defying increasingly popular mass-production techniques, the artisans still make their own stencils to make papel picado.ANNOTATION: They punch sharp chisels into thick piles of tissue paper by hand instead of using longer-lasting plastic sheets, laser cutters or pre-made stencils.3. Paper sheets4. Mid of artisans making paper5. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Yuridia Torres Alfaro, workshop owner:”(Making papel picado) means bringing a little bit of Mexico around, which is represented through this craft. I think you can see something about Mexico through all of these crafts. It’s an emotion, each Mexican can remember their childhood and life, going back to that family feeling.”6. Various of worker sewing paper cut-out decorationsANNOTATION: Experts say “papel picado” is probably a continuation of an older pre-Hispanic tradition of painting ceremonial figures on paper made of fig-bark sheets.7. Various of worker hanging paper cut-out decorationsANNOTATION: The decorations are hung above the altars that Mexican families use to honor their deceased relatives during Day of the Dead commemorations.8. Close of paper cut-out decorationsANNOTATION: The holiday runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 to remember those who died in accidents, childhood and adulthood.STORYLINE:Mexican artisans are striving to preserve the traditional manufacture of paper cut-out decorations long used in altars for the Day of the Dead.Defying increasingly popular mass-production techniques, the artisans still make their own stencils to make papel picado. They punch sharp chisels into thick piles of tissue paper by hand instead of using longer-lasting plastic sheets, laser cutters or pre-made stencils.Experts say “papel picado” is probably a continuation of an older pre-Hispanic tradition of painting ceremonial figures on paper made of fig-bark sheets.The decorations are hung above on the Day of the Dead altars that Mexican families use to commemorate and commune with deceased relatives.The holiday runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 to remember those who died in accidents, childhood and adulthood.AP video shot by Fernanda Pesce===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: [email protected](ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.

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