You must be no stranger to this traditional lantern, which often appears as a prop for photography with hanfu. Let’s learn more about it.
What is Jiang Sha Deng
Jiang Sha Deng (绛纱灯), a type of ancient Chinese lantern with a long history, is a common type of lantern used by both the court and the folk, Jiang means dark red, Sha means gauze, and Deng means the lantern.
The most important function of the Jiang Sha Deng is lighting, but certainly, it is more decorative than other lighting appliances, which is the reason why it was loved by the and the court.
The ancients liked to use Jiang Sha Deng in processions at festivals and wedding ceremonies, and often took it on trips for the simple reason that they looked beautiful.
The traditional Jiang Sha Deng with metal bracket to separate the gauze, do not worry about the candle fire to burn it, while the modern Jiang Sha Deng with electronic lights.
What is Jiang Sha Deng made of?
Bamboo wood as the skeleton, copper candle plate, wrapped with red, green and blue gauze outside.
The pole is colored with dark red lacquer. The head of the pole is a gold dragon head (or phoenix head, etc.), and the end of the pole is the tail of the dragon.
Pole with yellow brass hook, hanging jade color gauze cover. There are pavilion top and flat top, the basic match for green gauze + other colors + blue gauze + other colors + red gauze, can add tassels or white and green ribbons.
The creativity and aesthetic interest of the ancients in the “lights” is still amazing. At the same time, the impression that the traditional lamps only big red lanterns can also be changed.
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