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Peacock feather offering to be used at temples or home altars which are supposed to turn bad fortune away by blowing it away and golden joss paper in shape of golden yuanbao/ ingot used for worshipping of ancestors or deities. Burning joss paper or spirit/ paper money equates to making advance deposits into an afterlife bank account that the deceased's spirit can access in heaven; shop in the market, China Town, Bangkok

Photographer:Valeska Gehrmann
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