The forth crafts of Chinese lantern crafts is agglutination crafts (粘结工艺), it evolving from traditional Chinese lantern making crafts of paper hanger. Now, the agglutination crafts is usually used on special material lantern complexes in the Lantern Festival. This crafts depended on skill of a paper hanger, women were fitting for this job. Agglutination crafts can agglutinate many material such like table tennis balls, silkworm cocoon, CD, bottles and so on.
Follow my pictures, you can understand the steps of agglutination crafts.
This is the silkworm cocoon phoenix, and we made this phoenix at Ontario Palace in Canada Chinese Lantern Festival. It’s one of the highlighting lantern complex of this Lantern Festival.
1. Lantern designs
2. Silkworm cocoon
4. Semi-finished lantern complex
5. Finished lantern complex