Replica 1912 New Forest Gypsy Lanterns



We’ve just completed a very interesting commission for artist Delaine Le Bas. Delaine needed two replicas of some lanterns she had found in the Pitt Rivers Ethnological Museum at Oxford University which were made by Gypsies in the New Forest in 1912. She will be using them in a film she is making.

The video blog below, shows how we made them:

Making a Replica 1912 New Forest Gypsy Lantern from Jake Bowers on Vimeo.

This short video shows how artist Blacksmith Jake Bowers made two replica 1912 New Forest Gypsy Lanterns. They are based upon two found in the internationally renowned ethnological museum the Pitt Rivers Museum by Romany artist Delaine Le Bas.