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Banderolas or cut paper banners are used to decorate booths, halls in which parties are to be held, and lots of other sites, but their traditional use is to mark the path over which religious processions will pass. Although elaborate imported banderolas are available in Mexican folk arts stores, a few Tucson women specialize in making these very Mexicano decorations.
Banderolas at the Fiesta de San Agustín, Tucson, August, 1992
[image courtesy of James S. Griffith]
Here are paper banderolas being used for a very traditional purpose - to decorate the path of a procession, thus honoring the holy personage whose image is to be carried over that route.
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