Printed Paper Lanterns Facts and Features
These printed paper lanterns are available in different sizes, colors, and designs. They are made of evenly-spaced thin bamboo reeds, or metal wire ribbing, and covered with gauzy-textured rice paper. Due to their collapsible structure, they can be very handy and easy to store. An instruction guide on how to assemble each printed paper lantern is also included in their package, along with their removable extra wire framing, which, in addition to their sturdy frame, helps the printed paper lantern to sustain their shape and secure the cord and light bulb for hanging.
You can hang these printed paper lanterns indoors and outdoors, and they are designed to fit to most ceiling fixtures. You can also use them as a cover for your lampshade, floor lamp, or hang them from our single- to triple-socket lantern light kit
, lantern hooks, C7 custom spacing light kits
, and 36-inch C9 string lights. When lighting, we recommend illuminating each printed paper lantern only
with low wattage bulbs due to their delicate paper material, which cannot withstand heat, and you can use our:40 watts Ecobulbs to let them shed the brightest light;
C7/C9 light bulbs for a soft and warm illumination; or,
LED battery lantern lights, which allows for cordless lighting.
Caring for these printed, or patterned, paper lanterns require carefully handling them while assembling and setting up to avoid tearing their delicate rice paper cover, protecting them always from moisture that can possibly stain their surface, and keeping them away from intense heat – including ensuring that their light bulb does not touch their paper cover when lit to prevent the risk of fire.
Please be sure to check out also our Paper Lanterns FAQ
to view our wedding lantern decorating ideas and other facts and features that are sure to guide you more about hanging and lighting your printed paper lanterns.
Printed Paper Lanterns and their Featured Asian Designs.
Are you excited about knowing the significance, auspicious meaning, and symbolism of the different designs featured here on our printed paper lanterns and patterned paper lanterns to the Oriental and Asian culture? Here is our quick rundown for the same:Cherry blossom paper lanterns. Featuring the Japanese sakura, the flowers of the cherry blossoms, which symbolize the purity and simplicity of the Japanese, are a fascinating beauty to watch out for in Japan during the coming of spring, and how they bloom for only a quick period of time has made them the inspiring symbol for the transient nature of life.
Chinese calligraphy writing paper lanterns. Chinese calligraphy writing boasts of a very long history and is one of the highest forms of Chinese art. In our printed paper lanterns, they speak of wishes for good luck, longevity, and prosperity, which makes them apt and becoming as the perfect paper lanterns to decorate for every special occasion that celebrates life's milestone.
Geisha paper lanterns. The Japanese geishas are female traditional entertainers in Japan. These gracious women clad in colorful and pretty kimonos are known for their skill in dancing, singing, and playing the shamisen. Our geisha paper lanterns are perfect to add a dainty, feminine touch, and Asian elegance to your home, room, store, or office. If you are hosting a soiree soon, or throwing a party for a precious lady, these geisha paper lanterns surely are the most chic decoration.
Koi Paper lanterns. Koi translates to love, or affection, and this is how the Japanese koi fishes came into being the symbol for love and friendship. A pair of koi, as pictured in our koi paper lanterns, is believed to foster a long-lasting and happy marriage, which makes them a never-to-be-missed decoration for your wedding and anniversary, a Chinese or Japanese gift for friends, and we believe that they are also the perfect decoration for the master's bedroom and every place where you wish for love and harmony to bloom and foster.
Twin Dragon Paper Lanterns. The twin dragon, being two (2) supreme beings in the Chinese culture, is a very fortunate embodiment for courage, strength, and mounting success and opportunities. If you are undertaking a business venture, looking forward for a prosperous future, and balance in all aspects of life, get our twin dragon paper lanterns as your lucky charm, and these lanterns can double, too, as an Asian decor and hanging lantern light.
Celestial Dragon Paper Lanterns. Also known as the Heavenly Dragons, the celestial dragons are worshipped in Asia as the ruler of both heaven and earth, the symbol of the Chinese culture, and the dragon shrines and altars across Asia are built exactly to honor them. Choose our celestial dragon paper lanterns to welcome good luck, prosperity, harmony, and protection to your home, store, and office.
Cranes paper lanterns. Cranes are said to live for a thousand years, thus they are regarded as the symbol of long life and immortality. In Japan, crane birds are called the birds of happiness, and in China, they are believed to fly to heavens and serve as the vehicle of the gods, thus their name heavenly cranes. Wish your family, yourself, and everyone you know the gift of good health and long life by hanging our crane paper lanterns, or giving them as Chinese gift or Japanese gift.
Bamboo-printed paper lanterns. Tall, sturdy, and unbending, even during the winter and under the storm, are the top characteristics that made the bamboos an inspiring symbol for nobility in Japan and China. Bamboos have also played very significant role in the lives of many people in Asia as many Asian homes were built out of bamboos, and their versatility has made them a popular material for Asian handicrafts.
Peacock Paper Lanterns. The multi-hued feathers of the peacocks and how they walk graciously with their heads up have made them the Asians' inspiration for nobility and self-esteem. Hang our peacock paper lanterns in your workplace, study room, or a spot where you can see them right before you go out for school or work as a simple everyday reminder to walk tall and proud and to stay as the beautiful person that you are to everyone.
Butterfly paper lanterns. How butterflies cheerfully play from one flower to another has made them the Asian symbol for youthfulness and love. These butterfly paper lanterns never fail to charm the young women and the young-at-heart, and illuminating them is sure to not only bring some light, but also a sense of joyfulness even on the most gloomy days.
Wakayama paper lanterns. Wakayama is a city in Japan that is blessed with nature's bounty, including the gift to see the first blooms of the Japanese cherry blossoms, and sights that display the cultural heritage of Japan. Our Wakayama paper lanterns are an outstanding reminder of these rich treasures that are uniquely found in Wakayama, especially of the lush floral that decorate its panoramic view at any time of the year.
Bonsai tree paper lanterns. A product of the artistic hands of Japanese green-thumbs, the bonsai trees are a promising sight at Japanese zen gardens. Made by carefully cultivating the trees as they grow so they stand in a miniature size, our bonsai tree paper lanterns are ideal to set an indoor zen garden ambiance into your home and office, and looking at their design as they light up is sure to take your mind to the relaxing feel of being surrounded by nature's greenery.
History of Chinese Paper Lanterns
Chinese paper lanterns have a rich history. Dating back to the Sui Dynasty, paper lanterns were on prominent display when Emperor Yangdi would invite foreign dignitaries to watch beautifully-colored processions. During the Tang Dynasty, lantern displays lasted for up to three days, and curfew was lifted so that even the common people could enjoy the alluring glamour of the lanterns. Poets were inspired by the displays and would write poems describing the happiness these colorful lanterns brought to the people.