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The Origins of Paper

SKY LANTERNS AND THE ORIGINS OF PAPER

Sky lanterns are constructed from tissue paper and originated in China. But, did you know that paper itself was first made in the same country?   The original writing material was papyrus which first appeared in Egypt around 2400 BC. It was made from the sliced sections of the flower stem of the papyrus plant, […]
 
 

SKY LANTERNS AND LEGENDS

Sky Lanterns are a part of wonderful traditions and legends. One such legend is about a beautiful bird that flew down to the earth from heaven. It was hunted by village people, which made the Jade Emperor of┬áHeaven very angry, because the bird was his favourite one. He ordered that a firestorm destroy the village […]