Our attempt to reinterpret the traditional toy craft of Channapatna translates to these one-of-a-kind statement lighting pieces.
The STHAMB lamp bases are inspired from the lathe-turned Hoysala pillars of the Halibed/Belur temples of North Karnataka. They hence fit into any contemporary setting and make great bedside table lamps especially in pairs.
Our fittings are of export quality. The cylindrical shade is made of premium handwoven ikat from the Koyyalagudem village in Andhra Pradesh. The wooden base is made of Wrightia tinctoria, a medicinal plant and handturned in Channapatna, Karnataka. This product is thus a fusion of two beautiful crafts from South India.
The prices indicated are for the individual pieces (lamp base/ shade) and also for the set. You can buy just the lamp base or the shade as separates or as a set.
The shade is made of handwoven / handloom fabric. So when lit, the weaves may show as a line in certain areas. This is not a defect but an inherent feature of all handloom fabrics.
Lamp Base ~ 4 inches base dia X 14 inches height
Cylindrical shade ~ 12" dia x 8" height
To clean the wooden base use a mildly damp piece of clean cloth. All lacware products must be kept in shaded areas and must avoid direct exposure to sun. Avoid blows against hard surfaces.
You may remove the protective plastic sheet around the lamp shade before using.
To clean the lamp shade please brush lightly with a feather duster.