Lanterns are the attractive decorative pieces that enhance the beauty of any functions like parties, birthday celebration, wedding receptions etc.
Wooden sticks are cut into smaller pieces with the required length. The length of the wooden sticks depends on the size of the lantern to be made.
• Initially thirty-two wooden sticks of same size to be taken.
• Four more sticks are taken of same width but with the double length of those thirty-two sticks cut earlier. For example: If the thirty-two sticks are cut with the length of 15cms. Then these four sticks are to be cut for the length of 30cms.
• In thirty-two sticks, four sticks of the same length are chosen and are joined to make a square.
• Such eight square are made.
• While joining the stick to make a square, two sticks are tied with the thread in the form of “x”.
• Further these four squares are tied to a long stick (double sized stick) individually.
• These four squares tied to the long stick are further joined together.
• The other two squares are tied one at the top and another at the bottom.
• Upon these two squares is the square tied at the top most and another square at the bottom most part.
Thus the wooden armature of the traditional Indian lantern is prepared. On this armature is the desired color papers are stuck. Upon these papers are the beautifully printed fabric pieces are stuck. According to the design complementing colored fabric pieces or the color fabrics that carry the harmony of the product are stuck on the paper. These are stuck by using synthetic stick gum gun. Further as per the design, at every corner of triangle/square various designer laces are stuck and frills are created. These frills are either done using paper or fabric that enhances the beauty of the Indian traditional lantern.