Feng Shui Decorations Using Chinese Joss
Paper and Silver Foil
Joss paper, sometimes called incense paper, are large sheets or small papers of paper usually
burned as offerings in Chinese ancestor worship. Worship of Chinese deities in traditional
Chinese Folk religion also uses this same kind of joss paper for special ceremonies and rites. In
fact, they are now printed on ecards 日本香. In a way, this paper has transcended from its religious roots
and has become an art form to be appreciated by the masses.
Many people who collect joss paper are collectors of this unique paper that was once used for
the purpose of sacrificing ancestors. They love to see the foil ballooning up and becoming more
beautiful as it bursts and burns in the flame of their own personal hell bank notes. Collectors will
go to great lengths, risking their safety and property to obtain these types of coins. The value of
the original and rare coins is priceless and often worth more than their current gold value.
Most coin collectors value the original rather than the rare or collectible coins. However, with
increasing demand of rare joss paper products, many paper dealers have begun offering both
types of coins at the same time. Buying either type of joss paper from the same place and at the
same premium makes it possible to get the original beauty of the piece without having to pay too
much for it. When you add the high value of gold and silver foil in the mix, one can see how this
form of incense paper is becoming quite popular. One can also find great values of joss paper
when they look through online catalogs that offer these types of products.
Most of the collectors will purchase the most expensive joss paper offerings, those with the
highest gold and silver foil, but they do not stick to the limited offerings because of their limited
pricing. While these are considered to be the best offerings, there are some that might be a little
too pricey for your budget. The nice thing about purchasing these types of incense papers online
from Chinese ancestral worship paper suppliers is that they allow you to view all the available
offerings from their inventory before making a purchase.
Most Chinese people use less paper when decorating their homes or temple rituals. These are
the types of offerings that are usually used during ceremonies or rituals. When Chinese people
choose to use less paper or silver foil, then they are choosing something that has symbolic
meaning to them and it is something that is closely connected to the religion they follow.
Other uses of joss paper or silver foil are for decorating doll houses and pet toys. These are
products that are decorated to represent heaven and earth, and these products also contain
symbols of the Chinese deities. Since god’s can’t be seen, then these items are made to
represent them through images and symbols on them. For example, if there are five animals in
the sky, then the item will have five images on it, which represent five aspects of the gods.
People who perform ancestor worship, which is a very popular form of religious practice in
China, use less paper for decorating ancestral tombs and temples with offerings of rice, oxen,
deer, and many other animal ancestors. Many times these offerings of joss paper and silver foil
are made before going into the afterlife as well.