chinese funeral paper offerings

Photos of paper effigies and offerings meant to be burned during traditional Chinese funeral ceremonies.­

The paper offerings represent objects, animals or people that the deceased liked, and burning them ensures they will reach the deceased in the after-world.­

I stumbled upon those in the back of a Chinese-owned gas-station in a remote village in northern Thailand.­

The Chinese family were fabricating many of those amazing paper effigies, presumably for use by ethnic Chinese living in that region of Thailand.­ They kindly let me take photos of their back room.­