Southwestern Rawhide Lamp Shade 10"
Light Southwestern Rawhide Lamp Shade 10". A southwestern rawhide lamp shade perfect for small table lamps and desk lamps for southwest, rustic or country decor and furniture. Hand stitched rawhide lace for a sense of rustic beauty. 10" bottom, 4" top, 6.5" tall - for harp attachment.
Southwestern rawhide lamp shades are wonderful rustic accessories for southwestern and western lamps. Hand laced stitching and a warm glow make southwestern rawhide shades great decoration lampshades as well. Using premium quality rawhide that has been bleached to the familiar light southwest color to create a creamy tan color with occasional highlights of brown, gold or rust. Southwestern lampshades are more consistent in color than western rawhide shades.
Rawhide shades for southwestern style go well with any desk lamps, table lamps and floor lamps as well as for chandeliers, wall sconces and antler lamps in any cowboy ranch style home, cabin, cottage, lodge, country or Native American log home decor. Our southwestern rawhide lamp shades are made by hand with old world craftsmanship. Each rawhide lampshade is laced with natural leather stitching for a superior upscale lamp shade.
A southwest rawhide shade is made with a welded steel frame and natural stretched goat skin. Available in a tapered cone shade and also tall bell shade style from small chandelier shade to large floor shade sizes. Heat can crack natural rawhide, condition regularly and use compact florescent bulbs for best results. All southwestern rawhide lamp shades are in stock for purchase and fast shipping.
We recommend rawhide conditioner and a florescent bulb.
Sooner or later rawhide wears out. We recommend rawhide conditioner and an LCD bulb. Read our tips on rawhide lamp shade care. To avoid splitting, heat/dryness has to be addressed. Rawhide is not tanned like leather. Rawhide lamp shades can last several years but it is "raw hide" constantly expanding and contracting with heat and humidity. When wet or humid, it loosens and when heated or dry it tightens. Heat will cause the hide to tighten until it finally tears. Watch out for high wattage bulbs for shade size, direct sunlight, placement near a heat duct, or not conditioning the hide frequently enough. February seems to be the worst month for rawhide shade splitting because of the prolonged use of heat drying the rawhide. For these reasons, there is no guarantee on shade life so make sure you consider if rawhide is a good fit for your application.
This is my third lampshade I have purchased from Mission Del Ray. Unlike regular lampshades, they allow light to flow and really do give the room a glow one does not get with ordinary lampshades. I also like the fact that if, somehow, the shade splits because I have not properly cared for it I can send the frame back and get a replacement for half the cost. And I like thinking I am helping craftsmen to be able to maintain their arts.