Mexican Colonial Folk Art Poem
Mexican Colonial Folk Art: Perforated paper poem titled: “Amada Deydad Querida…”Papel picado (“perforated paper”) is a decorative craft made out of paper cut or perforated into elaborate designs. It is considered a Mexican folk art. At first they may not seem like much, but the mix of love poems with folk art makes them very attractive. One has to consider that a huge portion of the regular population could not read or write in colonial Mexico, so the vast majority of the manuscripts come from the “Escribanos” of the Government or from the church. An inedit and original literary production, with nothing to do with religion or politics, is very scarce.
Colonialism / Diaspora
This collection features objects related to human colonization and displacement.