Our Ghosts Are Quite Hungry Original Fine Art Print

Regular price $27.00
"Our Ghosts Are Quite Hungry" is an original work of art from Tim McIlveene, the founder of British Malaya Shop. He lived in China and Southeast Asia for several years and experienced the "Hungry Ghosts" festivals that took place to honor the ancestors. While culturally fascinating there was an element of intrigue, fear and mystery as massive amounts of joss sticks/ incense was burned and filled the streets with smoke. Paper "money" and other items the dead would need in the afterlife were engulfed in flames as well. Firecrackers went off constantly to scare off the evil spirits. This original artwork personifies the essence of the "Hungry Ghosts".

The "Hungry Ghosts" are taken from vintage postcards from China. They feature the three gentlemen with the caption "Chinese Actors". We thought that looked cool so we used it for the name of our shop!

The "Hungry Ghosts" are overlaid with a Chinese red color to symbolize China, Chinese culture as well as the bold colors used at this "Hungry Ghost" festivals across Asia.

British Malaya Shop uses only the highest quality material for our art. This giclee print is on Hahnemuele 100% Rag paper which is heavy, bright white and features a smooth matte surface and is archival rated for 60+ years.

If you choose to have your British Malaya Shop print custom framed, rest assured it will framed with the utmost of care and at the highest quality. Frames are 100% solid wood, include acid free/ archival mats, plexiglass and a paper dust cover on the back along with hanging hardware.