15cm lampshade tower against a red sari background

Samarkand Design Advent Calendar

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The Samarkand Story

"As inspired by the classic ‘English’ look as we are by our extensive travels across India and Africa, we have bought together a vibrant, eclectic mix of our favourite things. From lampshades handmade from vintage silk saris, beautiful and eccentric lamp bases, to suzanis, kanthas and rugs"

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  • vintage sari lampshade in a contemporary interior

    Vintage Sari Lampshades

    One-of-a-kind statement lampshades which are handmade from repurposed Indian silk saris. Each vintage sari has been picked for its jewel-like patterns, colours and textures, reflecting the richness of India’s textile traditions.

  • Assam lampshade on an Iki base

    Repeatable Collections

    The Jaipur, Bagru, Assam and Scallop collections allow you to choose your favourite design in multiple sizes and are available in quantity. If we don't already have the size you are looking for, we can usually make it.

  • vintage sari lampshade in a contemporary interior

    Bespoke Lampshades

    Can't quite find what you are looking for? Or need a specific size/fitting? No worries, contact us and we will do our best to create the perfect shade. We have a beautiful selection of vintage sari's waiting!

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  • Perfect service and beautiful art!

    7th Sept, 22

    We are really appreciative of the care in mailing and delivery of our fragile art work from Britain to the US. Order fulfillment was swift and communications clear and precise. Thank you so much for your expertise ! Special thanks to Trish and Hilly for personal attention to the order and their professionalism!

  • "I love this company"

    24th June, 22

    I love this company. I have a beloved lampshade, now ordered table napkins - arrived quickly (from UK to USA), plus they refunded me most of the postage when they realized it was cheaper than what their website generated. Always such impeccable service.

  • Delighted with my lampshade

    16th August, 22

    Delighted with my lampshade. Was slightly unsure as not being able to see before I bought but very happy when it arrived. Exactly the style, size and colours I wanted. Very well packaged, definately recommend.