As featured in our Destination Shanghai book!
Release Date: March 20, 2016 | Dimensions: 13″ W x 40″ H x 13″ D each, two in set | Product Type: Handmade paper craft | Material(s): paper, aluminum wire, easy-light candle | Item Model Number: TRPL002 | Recommended Age: 3 Years and Older (with supervision) | Origin: Made in China | Weight: 0.25 lbs | Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S. | International Shipping: Item can be shipped outside the U.S., quote may be adjusted based on package weight (email notice provided in these cases) | Delivery Method: USPS Flat Rate Shipping (domestic), USPS First-Class Package International Service (outside the U.S.)
About the Product
Paper lanterns have been fashioned by Chinese artisans for centuries, as a symbolic decoration or to enrich a ceremony. They come in many shapes. The two most famous styles are red “tomato lights” and sky lanterns. The pair of sky lanterns here is over-sized in colored paper (selected at random from a range of six colors). They were fabricated by a Chinese artisan who’s not unlike Chao-xing, whom Raisa and companions meet in Destination Shanghai. With your purchase here, you support an ancient artform and those who practice it. Just like Raisa receives a paper lantern at the end of the excursion book, so too can the special child in your life!
Paper lanterns are fabricated by artisans in the Asian nation of China. They are generally made from paper made from local wood or rice. They come with a nearly weightless aluminum or bamboo frame and an easy-light candle for fast, efficient launching into the night sky. They utilize simple tools. They are finished with or without a printed design. These paper lanterns are made for one-time use. Commissioned or purchased fair trade. Resold responsibly. Please check local and regional laws for whether sky lanterns can be launched in your town and the surrounding area.
Care and Cleaning:
No cleaning is necessary. This item is made for one-time use.
This is a one of a kind, handmade item. No two will be exactly alike. We consider this a final sale, and you trust and accept the craftsmanship “as is.”