Nobody can say for sure where the traditional art of making Asian lanterns originates, but the people of Hoi An in Vietnam brought it to a truly masterful level. Travellers from all over the world cannot resist the magic of colours in the picturesque old town. Colours everywhere!
Here at Avanova and RealiTea, our hearts got enchanted by the traditional arts of our original countries long ago. It was just a matter of time until the first lanterns turned up at our shop.
Especially now at the start of the colder and darker season (I am writing this in October 2022), the little gems are a true heart of joy. I am so happy that I can live and work in a cozy, colourful environment.
This blue fairy light however, is not available for sale because it was a gift and it keeps our shop cozy. I mean what is more relaxing than a pot of fragrant Asian tea in a nice atmosphere?
And here we have a lovely green lantern, one of my favourites in our collection.
And here is one more picture of a lantern shop in Hoi An:
Lantern market for the full moon festival
Don't confuse these daily lanterns with the children's lanterns they sell for the moon festival on September full moon. If you want to read more about these bright lantern markets and Chang'e, the moon goddess of Chinese mythology, check out the article about the lantern market!
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