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'Niki' sneakers made out of paper/ cardboard, a modernisation of joss paper, an afterlife monetary paper offering used in traditional Chinese ancestor veneration. Ancestor worship is a religious practice based on the belief that deceased family members have a continued existence, take an interest in the affairs of the world, and possess the ability to influence the fortune of the living. Market scene, China Town, Bangkok

Photographer:Valeska Gehrmann
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