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Artistic Carved Gourd Lampshade

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Gourd Art

In Turkey we make gourd truly handmade lampshades which we work with farmers who water the calabash and feed them with goat based fertilizers.  The gourd is much influenced in its quality by the soil and the climate in which it was grown. That’s why we get thick and strong calabash which means they have high quality.

An organic calabash, the skin is somewhat translucent when lit from within, so white wood pieces are in layed to create both decorative design, and opacity. Each lamp is  handcrafted, beginning with  sketches, outlining and charting the pattern, through the gourd processing, like cleaning, engraving, carving, perforating, painting and protecting, creating the base of the lamp and, at the end, montage of the whole lamp.

To design a good lampshade it takes time. Lighting can change so many things in everyone’s life when the night get darker.Do not underestimate the magic of shadows. The average calabash used for designing  is usually 10-12 inches tall and 9-10 inches wide. Each calabash is unique by creation  So you will have the unique item when you buy it.

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