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This blog was created to allow casual conversations about the artwork that you have created and the artists who have influenced you. This will be an excellent place for you to display your art images and share your reactions. We can also share information about upcoming art events.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Traditional Paper Lanterns

Lantern Riddles paper lanterns have long been a symbol of festivity. used throughout the orient, lanterns, a form of art developed from the need for wind protected lighting has developed in many ways over the many years it has been in use. The best of lantern makers (for it was an occupation) worked on behalf of the Emperor. Those who did not have the honor of serving the Emperor, every year competed designs for great honor. Those that won this honor had their designs mimicked throughout the realm, quite an achievement!

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