Tuesday, September 22, 2009
What are Paper Lanterns?
Chinese and Japanese lantern manufacturers gave the world some of its most precious and fascinating artefacts in paper lanterns. As decorative objects these lanterns can be seen in many homes all over the world, but they come into their own during the many Asian rituals and festivals where they are the stars of the show. Made from paper and simple sticks these innovative delights are very popular and easy to make yourself. Shops all over the world stock massive ranges of paper lanterns and you may spot these stores by the massive red lantern they usually display telling Asians that they can get their lanterns there.