From Library Journal
Cut-paper craft is practiced in many countries and has a common technique with regional variations in design. In Mexico it dates back to pre-Columbian times and is passed from generation to generation in family workshops. Trenchard summarizes the history and use of cut paper in Mexico and continues with projects including banners, luminarias (paper bag candle holders), masks, and an elaborate window curtain. The designs are less complex than the German cut-paper designs found in Susanne Schlapfer-Geiser's Scherenschnitte (LJ 6/15/97), with many being similar to familiar cut-paper snowflakes. Suitable for both craft and folk-art collections.
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