Posts Tagged ‘language boundary’

26
Feb

Chinese Hell Bank Notes

by adminadam in art, links

These are meant to be burned at funerals in China.
The concept of Hell was interpreted as a general ‘afterlife’, not as the Christian missionaries attempted to convey it in the negative, eternal-hell-fire sense that we understand in the west. Hence the use of ‘Hell Notes’ to ferry departed souls into ‘Heaven’.

More Chinese Hell Notes can be seen here: (http://www.bigwhiteguy.com/baskets/hell.php)
More Really Cool World Bank Notes can be seen here: (http://www.joelscoins.com/catpm.htm)