Group of eight Chinese Paper Gods. These are coarse woodblock prints, printed on a cheap grade of paper. They are from rural China, early part of 20th century. Paper gods were given as presents and were later burned to ensure good fortune. They vary in quality from quite sophisticated urban prints to these rustic examples. Note the different qualities of impression, some appear to be poorly inked while others are strong and bold.
Each measures about 2 1⁄2 x 5 inches with individual variation.
It is unusual for items such as these to have survived. Please examine the pictures carefully, they form part of the description.