research project

i'm slowly collecting images of the paper replicas of things that are commonly for sale here in hong kong. they are meant to be burnt for deceased family members - a way of looking after them in the afterlife. i'm particularly interested in the custom-made objects and how they're made. there's a set on my flickr that i'll be adding to with photos of paper replicas and a few videos of them being made. some of the things people get made for their loved ones are really sweet and sad; a pet, a skateboard, a six pack of a favourite beer...but it seems like it would be pretty comforting to still look after them in such a practical way.
these three servants come with a house.

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tagskie said...

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