Monday, August 24, 2009

An Overview of Paper Lanterns

Paper lanterns are made from some type of paper, a lighting source, and usually, but not always, an expander of some kind. They are a type of lantern; thus, they are either lit from a bulb or flame. The Chinese and Japanese have used them for many years for many kinds of lighting. They have used them as simply light sources, but also use them during festivals. The Chinese have five categories of lanterns which vary based upon shape, size, and use. The Spanish have used paper lanterns made out of white bags and candles as decorations during Christmas time for many years.

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