Sky Lanterns or `Khoom Fays` date back millennia in Thai and Chinese tradition and symbolize troubles being carried away with the glowing lantern. They are also used to make wishes and the lights are used to symbolise a departing spirit. During festivals the release of hundreds of lanterns create an enchanting spectacle. The lanterns are large, delicate, papery balloons with a simple card `wick` suspended in the base. Once this wick is lit the balloon slowly inflates with hot air until it gently floats into the sky, casting a flickering glow as it rises. The simplicity of operation the pleasing form and relatively low cost make them hugely attractive. They make a great spectacle at any event - Children`s parties; Christmas; New Year; Bonfire night... a delight for children and adults alike.
Not a toy; adult supervision needed.