Uniquely Hong Kong: Taoist Paper Art

Wed, 13 Mar 2013

Burning paper money and effigies is common in traditional Chinese religions, particularly Taoism.  They are used to imitate the appearance of objects used by the living - including Wii controllers, iPads and electric guitars - and then burned as an offering. In this episode of our Uniquely Hong Kong series, we explore the craft with an effigy-making master who tells us about his most extravagant client request.