Taiwan family helps keep hand-made 'ghost money' tradition alive

Taiwan family helps keep hand-made 'ghost money' tradition alive

26/1/2022 4:19:00 AM

Taiwan family helps keep hand-made 'ghost money' tradition alive

MIAOLI, Taiwan : Painstakingly, women of retirement age adorn sheet after sheet of yellow joss paper with gold and silver leaf and red paint to satisfy last orders for sacrificial cash offerings ahead of next month's Lunar New Year festival. Taiwan's Chen Kun-huei, 82, is determined to keep alive an ancie

MIAOLI, Taiwan : Painstakingly, women of retirement age adorn sheet after sheet of yellow joss paper with gold and silver leaf and red paint to satisfy last orders for sacrificial cash offerings ahead of next month's Lunar New Year festival.Taiwan's Chen Kun-huei, 82, is determined to keep alive an ancient tradition of making the"ghost money" by hand even as others have shifted to automated production at factories.

"I will continue making ghost money until I can't move anymore," said Chen, the third-generation owner of his family's business in northwestern Taiwan's Miaoli.Altogether, the Chens have been making ghost money for around 100 years.

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