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Pink house made out of paper, to ensure that ancestors, deities or ghosts have proper items in the afterlife, their relatives, the believers, send them paper and papier-mâché presents. The burning of the spirit money and paper objects allows for the object to be transferred to the ancestors and ghosts, materialising in the afterlife and even increase in value; shop selling joss paper, spirit money, China Town, Bangkok

Photographer:Valeska Gehrmann
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