Lanterns - Silk

Chinese lanterns are more than just decorations, they are symbolic of events such as births, deaths and even approaching danger.

The lanterns used today have remained virtually unchanged in design. A frame that surrounds the candle is assembled from pliable bamboo, sturdy redwood or inexpensive wire. Thin or oiled paper, gauze or silk fabric, are used to cover the frame and soften the harsh light of a naked flame.

The colour and shape of the lantern determines its use. Special red lanterns are used for weddings and plain white lanterns are used at funerals. Children in China also make lanterns at school and paint riddles and poems on them. Today they have their place as honoured guests at ceremonies and functions.

Simple lanterns were used in everyday life to light the way home at night and to hang on boats or outside shops and homes. While the origins of many lantern designs are highly symbolic or ritualistic, lanterns were also used in daily life as decorative protective shields for candles and lights. The lanterns in our range have been selected because of their highly decorative nature. The long red silk lanterns bear the Chinese character for each of the twelve birth signs. The colourful 8” silk tassel lanterns make great decorations.

The delicate nature of the materials used to make these lanterns means that they are easily damaged if mishandled or placed in positions where they can come into contact with other items. They should never be hung in windy locations where they can easily be blown from their hanging position.

While originally used in China as lantern covers for candles and lights, the highly flammable nature of both paper and silk poses a real fire risk. The lanterns in our range are sold as decorative items only and should not be used with candles or heat generating lighting.

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Red Birth Sign Lantern - Horse

Red Birth Sign Lantern - Horse

The long red silk lanterns bear the Chinese character for each of the twelve birth signs. This one is The Horse, symbolic for Strength. While...
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Red Birth Sign Lanterns - Monkey

Red Birth Sign Lanterns - Monkey

The long red silk lanterns bear the Chinese character for each of the twelve birth signs. This one is The Monkey, a little bit cheeky. While...
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Red Birth Sign Lanterns - Ox

Red Birth Sign Lanterns - Ox

The long red silk lanterns bear the Chinese character for each of the twelve birth signs. This one is The Ox, the hard worker. While originally used...
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Red Birth Sign Lanterns - Rabbit

Red Birth Sign Lanterns - Rabbit

The long red silk lanterns bear the Chinese character for each of the twelve birth signs. This one is The Rabbit, family oriented. While originally...
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Red Birth Sign Lanterns - Rat

Red Birth Sign Lanterns - Rat

The long red silk lanterns bear the Chinese character for each of the twelve birth signs. This one is The Rat, Mischievous. While originally used in...
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Red Birth Sign Lanterns - Rooster

Red Birth Sign Lanterns - Rooster

The long red silk lanterns bear the Chinese character for each of the twelve birth signs. This one is The Rooster, a little cocky. While originally...
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