• Crafternoon: Tissue Paper Flowers

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    Name: Crafternoon: Tissue Paper Flowers
    Date: February 15, 2023
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
    Event Description:
    Join us to create beautiful tissue paper flowers, inspired by the paper flower folk art used in many celebrations across Mexico!

    Registration is not required. Adults only, please.
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    "Mexican Paper Flowers History
    In Pre-Hispanic times a fiber called amatl, made out of tree bark, was used to write the Aztec and Mayan codices and was also utilized to ornate ceremonial places and burials.
    After the Spanish conquest, paper brought from Spain became widely used, and in the 16th Century the first paper mill in America was built in Culhuacan, a small town near Mexico City.
    A few decades later, a thin and colored paper called papel de China (tissue paper) arrived with the Manila Galleons and was soon used to make paper decorations like paper flowers and cut paper flags.
    Paper flowers were used to decorate the church in times of the year were natural flowers were not available.
    The craft evolved as talented artisans made different types of flowers in a great variety of shades accomplishing realistic, bright and colorful paper flowers.
    Nowadays Mexican paper flowers are not only used in Mexico, but as they have become quite popular around the world are sold in tourist destinations and exported to other countries." - From https://www.mexican-folk-art-guide.com/mexican-paper-flowers.html
    Cartersville Library Classroom
    429 West Main Street
    Cartersville, GA 30120
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