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Joss Paper Square Metallic Design  | 2X50 Sheet Count Pack Set - Elizabeth Schowachert Art

Joss Paper Square Metallic Design | 2X50 Sheet Count Pack Set


Joss Paper - Square Metallic Design. From Longshan Temple located in Taipei. 

You will receive 1 of each:

  • Large Pack  - 4.5 X 6.5
  • Small Pack - 3.5 X 4

Great for collage applications and or other creative endeavors...

What is Joss Paper....

Joss paper is traditionally made from coarse bamboo paper, which feels handmade with many variances and imperfections, although rice paper is also commonly used. Traditional joss is cut into individual squares or rectangles. Depending on the region, Joss paper may be decorated with seals, stamps, pieces of contrasting paper, engraved designs or other motifs.

Different types of spirit money are given to distinct categories of spirits. The three main types of spirit money are cash (also known as copper), silver and gold. Cash monies are given to newly deceased spirits and spirits of the unknown. Gold spirit money (jin) is given to both the deceased and higher gods such as the Jade Emperor. Silver spirit money (yin) is given exclusively to ancestral spirits as well as spirits of local deities. These distinctions between the three categories of spirit money must be followed precisely to prevent confusion or insult of the spirits.

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