A lampshade that is resourceful and sincere, this large, floral designed lampshade is constructed of hand-cut, recycled tin and represents a time when the Western frontier was home to many mission houses. The period was a difficult time for the Spaniards in the area. The need for refuge and rest was critical. This is why the missions were started. With little or no money available, the Spaniards used whatever was available to create the beautiful and in-formal decorative elements we cherish today.
The artisan of this shade shows respect for the Old Spanish Mission design by using hand-cut, recycled tin to forge the shades square shape and flares the bottom slightly.
The shades dimensions are12ìhigh side x 6 O top x 15î bottom. It weighs 9 lbs and it is the canvas for the artisanís floral design. It has a dark rust finish that is sealed with a wax topcoat. All of which are hand-applied. The hand-punched flower motif graces each side and is a stylized decoration. The imaginative flowers create a distinct lighting effect due to their transparency. The shade can handle up to 60 watts. There may be some color-variances due to the nature of a ìapplied by hand work.î These occur instinctively and are not artisan oversights. Material:
Tin is a natural metal that has had many uses for humankind over many centuries. It is considered a good material because it has low toxicity. It is used today in many products and is also a good material choice because it is easy to recycle. Punched tin has been a popular way of decorating for many years as it allows light to show through any style of design. Customization:
This fixture is part of a custom series that is put into production upon order. If you would like further customization from what is presented, including size, number of lights and finish, please contact us with your specifications (Contact Us
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Actual color may vary slightly due to different computer monitor display settings.