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Samarkand lampshade in room

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.

  • Shibori alleppey lampshade on Anita tree lamp

    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.

  • 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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  • "A stunningly beautiful lampshade"

    2nd March, 23

    A stunningly beautiful lampshade, delivered really quickly and extremely well packed. I love this company - I’m a bit obsessed with lampshades and have quite a few - I love them all but the three that I have from Samarkand Design really do stand out. The quality is second to none and I think they’re really reasonably priced compared to others offering similar products at this end of the market.

  • "A very helpful organisation"

    5th December, 23

    A very helpful organisation, who supplied all the advice and information that we needed to order two matching lampshades. Ordered and delivered to Northern Ireland within 48 hours - thank you.

  • "Such beautiful shades!"

    24th December, 22

    I ordered two shades which arrived really quickly, well packaged and, most importantly, are absolutely beautiful! Both shades are in stunning silk fabrics and are so well made; I can't stop looking at them! I would definitely recommend this company. I also contacted them with a question about delivery soon after I had placed my order and received an immediate, and very helpful, response. Brilliant company - I will definitely want to buy from them again!