SISAL LANTERN LAMPSHADE - Z1 AND Z5 BY AY ILLUMINATE
Made by hand using natural materials, these gorgeous lampshades are delightfully simple yet completely striking. Inspired by the magic of traditional lanterns these lights become the focal point of any room they are hung in, creating a relaxed and natural yet magical atmosphere.
Made with a reverence for traditional craft and global artisanal craftsmanship the lampshades are made using natural materials local to the craftspeople who create them. With a simple bamboo frame covered in sisal netting, these shades are a beautiful marriage between natural materials and handcraft skills.
The frames for the lampshades are made using dark bamboo that is both grown and hand-crafted in a region of China rich in this incredibly fast-growing natural material. The small handicraft business, consisting of around 20 employees, who live and work together in the same compound, is run by a former staff member who aspires to preserve the dwindling traditional hand-crafting arts from being lost entirely.
The blonde, tea-dyed sisal net, that covers the bamboo frame is made from a naturally regenerating weed from the Lavumisa area of Swaziland. The fine fibres are woven by hand by skilled craftswomen who work with the Gone Rural project in Swaziland. With a deep commitment to ethical production and women’s empowerment, each sisal net cover is created using only this all-natural material and the skilled hands of the weavers. The result is a striking blonde lantern that allows the light to pass through it, casting most intriguing shadows on the wall once hung.
Large: 96(H) x 67(Dia)
Small: 56 (H) x 41(Dia)
Sisal cover made in Swaziland
Bamboo frame made in China
Comes with a ceramic pendant with a screw-in bulb attachment (bulb not included) and black cord and ceiling rose.
These products are entirely made by hand using natural materials. As part of this artisanal craft production process please expect slight variations in size, fabric colour and finish.
The lantern lampshades only ship to the UK as standard. For international orders please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or if you make a purchase, we will contact you with a quote for the shipping cost should this be higher than the standard shipping rate quoted at checkout.