This is in line with the traditional Chinese historical practice of attributing great discoveries to important miltary and historical figures, rather than their actual inventors. It is possible that the accrediting of the discovery to Kong Ming has something to do with resemblence that Wish Lanterns bear to the hat he is often seen to wear in paintings.
Chinese Lanterns have always been an important and widely used part of Chinese culture, as one of the most popular folk crafts for Chinese people. Whilst China is most famous for its traditions of using hanging or floating lanterns, both as illumination for practical purposes, and for celebrations and festivals, flying lanterns are also used in the celebration of important events, most notably Chinese New Year.
Wish Lantern Chinese lanterns are 108cm tall and 66 cm wide when filled with hot air, and our lanterns come with pre-attached cardboard fuel cells.
Beware cheap imitations of a poor quality that do not come with fuel cells pre-attached.
Flying Lanterns from Wish Lantern carry a USA price match guarantee on all quality flying lanterns sold in the USA.
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