Southwestern Rawhide Lamp Shade 22" (Floor)
A 22" dia. southwestern rawhide lamp shade perfect for large table lamps and floor lamps for southwest, rustic or country decor and furniture. Hand stitched rawhide lace for a sense of rustic beauty.22" bottom, 5" top, 10" 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. Read our tips on rawhide lamp shade care.
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.
The southern rawhide shades are the exactly the look I was after, pictures were actually what I received. Couldn’t be happier. This is my 3rd order and haven’t been disappointed.
In the past, I purchased a rawhide shade for a floor lamp and have been very happy with it. I have kept it oiled, as required and it has lasted years. I expect this shade to be the same. I really like the way the light filters through the shade, giving me a bit more light than the darker shade we had previously on the SW style table lamp we have. I purchased a 100W LED light, because this particular lamp is turned on a good part of the day, every day. This shade is actually elegantly rustic!