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Exceptional Southwest Decor for Home, Office & Unique Gifts
Southwest Indian Pottery Lamps & Rawhide Lamp Shades
These unique Tarahumara Indian pottery lamps are fabulous for southwestern or western lamps and decorating. Perfect as a desk or table lamp for southwest lighting, it is made by hand from authentic Tarahumara Indian clay pottery. These coiled clay lamps come from deep within the Sierra Madre and are also a perfect accent for western lighting or decor. Decorated with real rawhide, the result is a charming, one-of-a-kind rustic lamp. The unique tri-pod base is fashioned from pine branches, wrought iron and rawhide lace. The lamp's geniune rawhide shade is also hand stretched and stitched with matching leather.
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The natural shade is a light tan/cream color, perfect for rustic chic lodge style, or country ranch and log home cabin decor. It was created by stretching premium rawhide around a sturdy welded frame. The skilled mountain people have years of experience and carefully trim and lace the shade. The hand stitching adds a sense of rustic beauty and when the lamp is turned on, the shade’s translucent character comes to life. The shade allows light to emanate from within to create a wonderfully natural atmosphere. Because heat can crack rawhide, there is no warranty on shade life. Condition regularly for best results.
Southwest style pottery lamps made with Tarahumara Indian pottery is artfully created by the age-old coil and pinch method. Rolls of natural clay are painstakingly coiled to form the shape of the vessel and polished with a smooth piece of wood. The Firing takes place in an open pit fire adding additional character through colorization changes. Some pieces will even have scorch marks from the fire as seen in the natural orange terra cotta while others are stained a rich rustic brown.
We recommend rawhide conditioner and a shades saver bulb to maximize your investment. Read our tips on rawhide lamp shade care and add conditioner and shade saver bulbs as an option.