Traditionally, the Jar lantern or 'Khom Phet' is one that looks like a jar with the top part slightly wider than the bottom part. The upper part is hexagonal in shape, the bottom is square. The upper part is made into four triangles to form the handle. The body part is made from bamboo shaped almost oval and decorated with patterned saa (mulberry) paper. The tail is made from paper nicely cut into patterns. The mouth has a hole to hold the candle.
This type of lantern can be used anywhere. It can be given as a house warming gift to signify wealth of silver and gold pots. As a wedding gift it symbolizes good fortune. Nowadays, it is popular as a house decoration.
At the serene and stylish traditional Lanna styled temple, you can join us and learn how to make this charming lantern starting from scratch. We use bamboo as its framework and the shape can be designed by yourself once you are a lantern making expert. Here we replace the traditional mulberry paper with cloth for its long lasting usage. The lantern can be used with electric bulb instead of the traditional candle.
After making the framework, you will have chance to cut and decorate your own lantern and bring it back home. You can choose to make a small tiny lantern which is 3.5 cm height for your travel convenience or the big 10 cm ones if you prefer. We have no extra charge for the bigger one(s). It's also amusing for young kids.