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Text by Marz Aglipay
Photos by Tom Esguerra
Artists show the versatility of papercutting as an art form, which encompasses folk traditions and contemporary expression
Often utilized as a technique for making banderitas (fiesta pennants), parols (Christmas lanterns), and pabalat (pastillas wrappers), papercutting is a traditional art form rooted in Philippine culture. In particular, pabalat making is a folk tradition in Bulacan, wherein pastillas is wrapped in colorful, intricately cut Japanese paper.
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