Small Natural Polka Dot Paper Lampshade
Small Natural Polka Dot Paper Lampshade by AfroArt is a natural light shade made in Nepal up to the current fair trade standards. Nepal is known for its hand-papermaking. The handmade paper is made from the bark of a shrub, locally known as "Lokta" also known as ”Daphne cannabina” which grows on the southern slopes of Nepal’s Himalayan forests between 1600 and 4000 m. The lampshade is crafted using such local paper that then gets small black spots printed on it. A cut paper piece is then attached to two metal hoops, smaller on top, larger at the bottom,to create the signature wrinkle look. The shade is collapsible and easy to post.
AfroArt is a design brand established in Stockholm in 1967 that works with design to develop and market traditional crafts. They strive to help to create jobs in the regions where the craft is currently the main source of income. This gives unique traditions of crafts a possibility to survive. All their products are handmade and fairtrade.
Size: approximately 40 cm in diameter
Material: Handmade paper
Design: Afroart Studio
Note: this is a shade only, electrical cord not included.