These eco-friendly shades are made from the bark of the Daphne Papyrus bush (lokta plant), which grows on the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountains. Whilst the inner bark is stripped away there is no damage to the roots and so plants regrow, making this a fully sustainable resource.
Every shade is handmade by skilled Nepalese artisans using a cupful of lokta pulp. Leaves or flowers are placed in the framed pulp for texture and natural or azo-free dyes are used to create a variety of colours. Left to dry in the sun the finished designs are truly beautiful!
Dimensions: approx. 25cm x 18cm
The shades are attached to the light cord by securely tying the string.
As with any handcrafted item made with natural materials there may be slight variations or imperfections, which we feel only adds character and charm.