Monday, October 12, 2009

The story of paper lanterns

From the beginning of civilization in Asia the people needed a way to keep their precious flames that provided light from dying, so they built a casing for these flames. These crude boxes made from bamboo and paper served this purpose perfectly for many years until artists to the emperors of the time started to develop beautifully crafted lanterns to show the importance of their masters. Since then, the humble paper lantern grew into a world famous piece of art that most people know and love.

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