This medium and delicate lantern is a hand-woven from natural bamboo and is designed to look similar to birdcage, but instead of imprisoning a wild creature, it captures a dancing flame. There is a special circle at the bottom to place a tealight safely in a glass, so as dusk arrives, once lit, the lantern glows with a soft ambient light. Each lantern is handmade in a large and established factory in the Phu Nghia District, Vietnam and intricately woven into shape using localised methods and natural materials. The designs are based on tradition. Here the whole lantern comprises of a delicate criss-cross made from thin, flat pieces and strengthened by seven equally delicate horizontal pieces, evenly spaced around the belly of the lantern and creating star shapes. It is a fine example of craftsmanship that is light in weight, but heavy on neatness, design and detail. Lanterns are powerfully symbolic, denoting light, warmth, peace and new beginnings, especially in eastern culture. Traditionally, lanterns similar to this would have been covered with silk. Here the lantern is brought back to its barest and simplest reincarnation in a beautiful and mesmerising form. They are available in three different sizes and designs and look lovely placed together or when hanging in unison.
Why we like this product!
- A traditional craft in modernised form.
- Neat and keen attention to detail
- Hangs up or sits
- Available in three sizes and designs
Dimensions: 25 x 40cm