Collection: Cotton Lampshades

We produce a range of cotton lampshades including Block Printed and hand woven cottons from Assam and Izmir in Turkey.

Block printing was introduced to Rajasthan - specifically Jaipur by the Chhipa community and has been practised for over 500 years. The village of Bagru was at the heart of the industry and remains  famous for its vegetable dye and mud resist (dabu) block prints.  The art of block printing is passed through successive generations and Sanganer, to the South of Jaipur has become the centre of more recent types of block printing where they tend to us AZO free pigment dyes. In both areas you can see the printers at work at their long tables, thumping the blocks onto the cloth creating intricate, multi-coloured patterns which have become loved the world over. 

Our hand-woven cottons from India and Turkey are woven by women in their own homes as part of our programme to promote artisanal crafts and preserve ancient techniques.

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