Dreaming of Lamu, African ambiance table lamp made from carved calabash
Lamu is a part of the Lamu Archipelago in Kenya.
This very luminous lamp was carved from an African (Mali) round calabash after emptying and cleaning it. The thin woody walls of the shell have been carved with short thin cut-outs which link together alternately in parallel to form a complex pattern.In the centre you can see a circle which is the focus of the design. As the cut-outs go in different directions the light is diffused differently creating a feeling of depth. They were created using a high speed drill fitted with diamond tipped burrs. The outer surface is slightly waxed to give a slightly shiny smooth finish. The interior is left totally natural.
The calabash shell is screwed onto an exotic wood turned base fitted with a 15w E14 light bulb and a 2 meter long power cord with switch (220v Europe*). With this model it's possible to use several different types of bulb according to the ambiance desired.
When lit the lamp creates a luminous, complex matrix and a rather African mood...........
Dimensions with base: height 15cm width 12cm weight 310 g
* FOR USA: A bulb adaptor (E14/E12) and mains plug adaptor (220/110v) are included. shop