For centuries the Chinese have believed that when a person dies they will need to take earthly possessions with them into the afterlife.

For centuries the Chinese have believed that when a person dies they will need to take earthly possessions with them into the afterlife.This tradition continues today, with relatives creating and burning paper versions of personal objects including money, cars and even iPods.Kurt Tong's rich, highly-coloured photographs document the creation of these fascinating paper objects before they are burnt.

Compton Verney

Compton Verney House, Near Kineton, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ

01926 645500

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19 Mar – 11 Dec
Tue – Sun, Bank Holiday Mon, 11am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm and park closes at 6pm)

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