China's red lanterns.

Lantern is a kind of ancient lamps, as early as the 8th century AD Tang Dynasty have been documented by the use of lanterns. Chinese Lantern Festival originated in the custom of the early years of the Han Dynasty, the lantern culture also still widely popular.

Red lantern has another name called the red gauze lantern, is covered with and pasted a kind of gauze lantern that the red silk of yarn becomes on the bamboo frame. Symbolize happiness, brightness, vigor red, it is satisfactory and rich and powerful that its form represents.

It is the essential ornament lamp product when being joyous in fine moment, the entire body is completely red while lighting, seem seething with joy, warm purpose is happy and harmonious, it is prosperous to symbolize the reunion of homefolks after a temporary separation, undertaking, flourishing.

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February 19, 2008


THANKS! My friend.

February 19, 2008


Images are great. The color red is a great seller. :)

February 18, 2008


It is traditional the Lantern Festival of China on February 21. It is the important component of Chinese New Year.

February 16, 2008


Thank you!My friend.

I think it might be better to highlight the characteristics of China

February 16, 2008


I really like the first image you have posted, with the buildings blurred in the background. It really captures the feel for the meaning of the lanterns.

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