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Telephone and bagua mirror with yin and yang sign. The phone is made out of paper/ cardboard, a modernisation of joss paper, an afterlife monetary paper offering used in traditional Chinese ancestor veneration, the bagua mirror(eight symbols mirror) has a history stretching back as far as to the 'I Ching', 'the book of changes' and is commonly used In Feng Shui, where the Bagua template or map is used to stabilize, protect, adjust or restore balance in ones life by analysing or structuring any given space. Each section of the structured space is believed to relate to various aspects of life; shop selling joss paper and paper objects, China Town, Bangkok

Photographer:Valeska Gehrmann
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