Southwestern Rawhide Lamp Shade 12"
Light Southwestern Rawhide Lamp Shade 12". 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. 12" bottom, 5" top, 7.5" 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 lamp, table lamp, floor lamp, chandelier, wall sconce or antler lamps. The rawhide lampshade are perfect for any Native American Indian lamps in log homes, cabins and cottages as well as any ranch, lodge or country decor, Western rawhide shades have a very distinct and unique look.
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 lamp sizes. Heat can crack natural rawhide, condition regularly and use compact florescent bulbs for best results.
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.
We received the 12" rawhide lamp shade quickly - it was well packages and in perfect condition. Construction and appearance exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended.
Two wrought iron lamps that needed something unusual as their topper. The 12" rawhide unpainted shade is the perfect topper for these lamps--VERY HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My husband loves these rawhide lamp shades. He is very hard to please. Thanks Mission Del Rey.