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Re: [BKARTS] Chinese tea paper



Funeral paper is also called joss paper.  Joss is chinese for luck.  At
celebrations and ceremonies they hold the paper in their hand, and poke a
stick of insense through it so they can hold the bottom end of the insense
between their fingers.  As the insense burns, the joss paper catches the
ashes.  They toss the paper and ashes in a fire at the end of the service.
Bev

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