Paper offerings

  • 01 September, 2018
  • John Van Trieste
Curious John

For thousands of years, ethnic Chinese people have been burning paper effigies of real objects as offerings to the dead. Luxury goods, things the deceased always wanted but never got in life, and even just their favorite things- all are made in paper form and sent to the other side as smoke. But times change and so should paper offerings. That’s the philosophy at Skea, a Taiwanese company that makes them. Company founder Ms. Han is here today to talk about her path to making these offerings for a living- a path that seemed crazy to some, but which has brought comfort and healing to many.