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Green house made out of paper and various kinds of joss paper and spirit money hanging from the ceiling. 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 joss paper, 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, paper objects, China Town, Bangkok

Photographer:Valeska Gehrmann
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