The Dragon Lantern is a essential element in Chinese Lantern Festival, maybe some Westerns didn’t know why we always make the Dragon lanterns in Chinese Lantern Festival, I think it’s for the cultures of Westerns and Easterns.
The meaning of Dragon is different between Westerns and Easterns
The Dragon is legendary creature, it has different means between the eyes of Chinese and Westerners. In China, Dragon represents the sacred, Chinese believe it can take wealth and prosperity. On the other hand, Westerners often think the Dragon is a evil creature. Today I will talk about the Chinese Dragon Lantern.
The different materials Dragon lanterns in Chinese Lantern Festival
For the Chinese Lanterns Crafts is progressing every year, now Dragon lanterns can made of many kinds of materials, for example, the silk, the papers, the silkworm cocoon, the table tennis ball, the porcelain and so on, You totally can not imagine how many materials can been used to make the Dragon lanterns, I’ll show you some dragon lanterns which we made in the in recent years.
The silkworm cocoon dragon lantern – which was made in Canada Rogers Chinese Lantern Festival 2007 by us, the dragon lantern’s head is made of silk, the Dragon lantern body is use of silkworm cocoon.
The waste disks Dragon lantern – which was made in Canada Rogers Chinese Lantern Festival 2007 by us too, the Dragon lantern’s head is made of silk, the Dragon lantern body is use of waste disks.
The porcelain Dragon palace lantern – which was made in Zigong Dinosaur International Lantern Festival by us, the Dragon porcela palace lantern’s is made of porcelain plates, spoons and glass.
The porcelain Nice Dragon Wall lantern – which was made in the 16th Zigong Dinosaur International Lantern Festival this year.
The water Dragon lantern – which was made in Beijing Lantern Festival 2006 at the Longtan park by us, the Dragon lantern is made of silk, it can spouts water, and brandishing its claws.
The Dragon boat lantern - which was made in the 13th Zigong Dinosaur International Lantern Festival, all use of silk, Dragon boat lantern is very popular in evey cities’ parks, many parks want to create a draon boat in their lake of park.