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Traditional practice of creating containers from dried gourds taken to the next level by ingenious talented tribal artists from Bastar, Chhattisgarh. This lamp shade is not only eco friendly and sustainable but add a unique touch to your home!
Material: Dried bottle Gourd Shell
Length: approx. 25 cm
Opening: 9 cm (Diameter)
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1. As the lamp is made from dried bottle gourd shell, it’s sensitive to heat.
2. A higher wattage tungsten bulb will create beautiful shadows; but make sure that the bulb does not touch the shell or the opening is not covered. As excessive heat may burn the lamp shell.
3. For continuous usage, an LED bulb that generates lower heat is highly recommended.
Avoid direct exposure to direct sunlight, water and moisture.
Continuous exposure to humidity or moisture (especially during the rainy season) may cause formation of fungus. Do not panic.
This is an organic material. Clean the lamp with soft dry cloth.
A thin coat of varnish and turpentine mixture will make it look brand new once again!
If you are keeping it packed for some time, please keep silica gel pouches in the box.
Lighting up the bulb regularly will help keeping the fungus at bay.
About the Craft
Tumba literally means bottle gourd! Tumba Art is an extension of the ancient practice of making containers (Kamandals) out of dried bottle gourds. Ingenious tribal artists from Bastar, Chhattisgarh have taken this practice to the next level by carving out beautiful designs in the dried shell of the bottle gourd! Entire process of growing the bottle gourds, drying it on the plant and making artefacts out of it takes around 8-10 months!
While one gets a slender bottle gourd in most parts of India, Bastar has some indigenous species which grow bigger than a fully grown human head. Each gourd has a unique shape, so is the end product! Enjoy the beautiful combination of nature’s creation and human genius!
This product is handcrafted; hence may have slight variation in size, colour, and design as each product is unique and is an expression of human genius!
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