Chinese Paper Lantern
Chinese paper lantern lights have come a long way from their original far eastern origins. At partylights.com our amazing selection of paper lanterns has come a long way from possibly 250 B.C., when these lanterns were developed as a means of improving on an open flame. Soon paper lanterns became an artistic expression as artists painted unique designs and patterns on paper lanterns.
Hanging paper lanterns outside a house in ancient China was originally considered a status symbol, but soon became a more commonly used accessory in all houses. They were often very large and required a number of people to hang them. Chinese paper lantern lights are still used around the world today, some historians say that Chinese paper lantern lights were invented as an alternative to fire torches used by Buddhist monks, and they were often seen on the night before the Chinese New Year. Many hoped to discover holy beings like the Buddha and felt they could ward off evil and invite good luck. These lamps were also used to provide light for travelers and served as a means of communication among neighbors and alerted cities of potential danger. Different colors of lanterns placed in a doorway symbolized family events.
Chinese paper lantern history has only strengthened the love for this object d’art, and that these lanterns still serve to preserve the rich history and tradition of this ancient culture.
But aren’t you glad times have changed? Visiting partylights.com is a lot easier than trying to find a crew of lighting installers! Our lights are as light as a feather and getting them where you want them can easily be done by yourself.
Chinese paper lantern lights look great accompanied by some light strings in complimenting colors, flower strings, novelty lights, rope lights or candelas. To create an upscale Asian theme, you just have to see our modern soji silk lanterns made in a wavy petal shape or with our limited edition silk prints. Have we surprised you yet?
Some traditions are lasting and now, in the 21st century, these appealing Chinese paper lantern lights are still the perfect accent for any indoor or outdoor space. They are a simple, clean decorative accent that is always fresh looking and also versatile, so you can change your theme in a snap.
At partylights.com, we have more Chinese paper lantern lights available to you than you could ever imagine! You might want to stick with traditional round paper lanterns, but we also have square, cocoon, beehive, teardrop, star-shapes and oval lanterns. And if you want them to last longer outdoors, try our nylon solar balloon strings lights. You don’t need a special event, a holiday or any other reason to hang some Chinese paper lantern lights today!