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30/35cm Round Chinese Paper Lantern

30/35cm Round Chinese Paper Lantern

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For classic and stylish home decoration, the 30/35 cm Round Chinese Paper Lantern is a perfect choice. This beautiful lantern is made with quality materials, featuring metal and paper for a lightweight construction that’s easy to install and hang up in your home.

The classic fashion design with the plum blossom pattern makes it an ideal decorative gift. Not only does this lantern look great when lit up, but it adds a touch of warmth and style to any space. Whether you are looking for something special to brighten up any room or simply want to add some subtle elegance to your home, this 30/35 cm Round Chinese Paper Lantern will give you just what you need.


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Chinese Lanterns

The History of Chinese Lanterns

Chinese lanterns have a long and rich history in China, dating back to the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD). Originally, lanterns were used for practical purposes such as providing light at night or as signaling devices in warfare. However, over time, they became more decorative and were used for festivals and celebrations.

During the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), lanterns became a popular form of entertainment, and elaborate lanterns were created for the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated on the 15th day of the first lunar month. The Lantern Festival marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations and is a time for families to come together, enjoy traditional foods, and view colorful lanterns.

In the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD), lanterns were used for decorative purposes during the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month. This festival marks the end of the harvest season and is a time to give thanks and spend time with family.

During the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD), lanterns became more elaborate and were made in a variety of shapes and sizes, including animals, plants, and people. They were also used as gifts to show respect or to express good wishes.

The Traditional Craftsmanship of Chinese Lanterns

The traditional craftsmanship of Chinese lanterns is a highly skilled and intricate art form that has been passed down for generations. To make a lantern, craftsmen first create a bamboo frame in the desired shape and size, such as a round globe or a rectangular lantern.

Next, they stretch colorful silk or paper over the frame, attaching it with glue or string. The lantern is then painted with intricate designs, often featuring animals, plants, or scenes from Chinese mythology or folklore.

The final step is to attach a light source, traditionally a candle or oil lamp, but now more commonly an LED bulb or battery-powered light. The light shines through the silk or paper, illuminating the lantern and bringing the intricate designs to life.

Craftsmen who specialize in making lanterns are highly respected in Chinese culture, and their skills are often passed down within families or apprenticeships. The craftsmanship of Chinese lanterns is not only a celebration of Chinese culture and traditions but also a testament to the beauty and skill of traditional handicrafts.