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Taiwanese Funeral Offerings Made Of Paper

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Who has never dreamed of finding earthly pleasures after death ?

That is the purpose of funerary objects made of paper in Taiwan, burned to ensure the material comfort of the deceased in the afterlife. Following the death, families buy paper substitutes they send to the deceased by burning them. They also use funerary money, banknotes and paper coins. From miniature houses to copies of luxury items, these hyper realistic creations do not neglect any detail. Everything is here: washing machine programs, smartphones equipped with the “paradise” special application and cars with driver. 

In partnership with the Taiwan Cultural Center in Paris, this exhibition presents a set of creations by two major studios in Taipei, Hsin Hsin and Skea, made especially for the Museum of Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac in Paris. 

Guided tours (in French)

  • Saturday 21 December 6pm.
  • Saturday 28 December 6pm.
  • Saturday 4 January 6 pm. 
  • Sunday 5 January 3pm.
  • Sunday 1st March 3pm.

Booking required on the website