1. Look inside the lantern, you will find a central wire that has two protruding bends.These bends are designed to clip into the two notches that you can see on eitherside of the top wooden ring.
2. Place the wooden ring with tassel in downward position and place on a soft surface or on a chair with a hole in the center to make it easy to open the lantern.
3. Push down the top wooden ring so that the silk expands and the central wire comes through the top ring.
4. When the bends of the wire are just about the notches of the top wooden ring, pull the bends into the notches with your thumbs once at a time.
If the ring does not stay level you will need to bend ones of the wires outward to balance each side.
Hang the lantern in cool place with shadow to use for long time. Keep the lantern in dry place, about 50cm away from the ground.