The journey of our lanterns
Yemeni lanterns are unique in both design and light. The design echoes Arabian nights under an endless sky and the multiple options for light source makes it easy to use anywhere indoor and outdoor.
The production of the widely celebrated and loved Yemeni lantern came to a halt as Yemen experienced isolation and conflict, leaving the producers without customers meanwhile bringing the price of the raw materials up. The Yemen Journey design team has revived the production of the lanterns with artisans from Sana’a Old City, and collaborated with silversmiths in introducing new invigorating designs as well as the integration with solar lamps.
Our lanterns are designed in collaboration with traditional silversmiths and artisans from the Old City of Sana’a. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use they offer a beautiful light filtered through the thin fabric, as well as sparkling geometric light patterns filtered through the brass top and bottom pieces.
The lanterns can be produced in different sizes and are made of brass, cotton fabric, thin metal wire and with a touch of decorative natural Yemeni agat stones. The lanterns can be hanged anywhere and lightening source can range from candle or normal light bulb to solar lamp. When not in use the lantern can be folded and easily stored.