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Heaven sent: Taiwan honors dead with lavish paper models

Apr 07, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Burning paper offerings has long been seen as a way to send ancestors gifts that they can use in the afterlife

Taiwan paper model >>> This picture taken on March 7, 2019 shows Chiang Yueh-lun of Cheng Ke Paper Art adding the finishing touches to a traditional-style paper model, used as an offering for the dead, at a showroom in Banqiao district in New Taipei City. The practice of burning offerings originated in Taoism, a leading faith in Taiwan, with the gifts primarily offered at funerals, death anniversaries and during key festivals when ancestors are honoured. SAM YEH / AFP