This Asian ceremonial metal-leaf paper is used in rituals and celebrations to ensure that we don't dwell too much on monetary pursuits. The papers are burned or torn, representing the riches of this world. Because of this, joss paper is also known as Spirit Paper.
Each sheet of rough paper is accented by a piece of silver leaf that has been attached to the sheet with adhesive. Also printed in the traditional manner in auspicious red ink are a variety of patterns and symbols. Then, each sheet has been brushed with an orange wash of paint to create a golden leaf from the original silver. An additional printing over the leaf in red features Asian characters.
Tear and glue to artwork for a unique effect without all the trouble and expense of leafing techniques. This is perfect for Asian artwork.
Each package contains 20 patterned Joss or Spirit Papers, measuring approximately 6-1/8 by 5-7/8 inches.