Paper Objects

April 4th is Tomb-Sweeping Day in China, also known as Qingming Festival. It became a public holiday in mainland China in 2008 and it is when Chinese people visit the columbarium, graves or burial grounds to pray to their ancestors. According to ancestor-worship traditions across most of East Asia, the dead can really make a go of life in the underworld with the help of a little cash, also known as ghost money..
For those who find gifts of money crass though, there are also luxury goods made to send to the spirit world, from paper iPads to race cars. In China, a joss paper house (110x70cm) costs about 250 yuan (US$38) among the living. 

More than 1,000 metric tons of joss paper are burned annually in China, according to the China Consumers' Association. 



1. Paper house, 250 RMB, 34€ (110x70cm)
2. Paper bag, 12 RMB, 1,64€ (23x30cm)
3. Paper boat, 60 RMB, 8,20€ (70x140cm)
4. Paper toilet amenities, 4 RMB, 0.50€ (28x38cm)
5. Paper money, 3 RMB, 0.40€ (7x15cm)
6. Paper money, 3 RMB, 0.40€ (7x15cm)
7. Paper packs of cigarettes, 5 RMB, 0.68€ (12x30cm)
8. Paper villa, 45 RMB, 6.16€ (20x50cm)
9. Paper washing machine, 5 RMB, 0.68€ (14x13cm)
10. Paper safebox, 10 RMB, 1.37€ (55x40cm)
11. Paper wardrobe, 5 RMB, 0.68€ (20x15cm)
12. Paper car, 30 RMB, 4.11€ (30x70cm)
13. Paper women’s shoes, 15 RMB, 2€ (7x25cm)
14. Paper men’s shoes, 15 RMB, 2€ (7x25cm)
15. Paper iPhone, 5 RMB, 0.68€ (10x5cm)  
16. Paper laptop, 10 RMB, 1.37€ (24x33cm)
17. Paper tablet, 5RMB, 0.68€ (11x16cm)
18. Paper stereo, 5 RMB, 0.68€ (15x23cm)
19. Paper ox, 250 RMB, 35€ (100x160cm)


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