chinese funeral paper offerings - 12 photos

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.