Our lamps are handwoven with heart by refugee artisans in Burkina Faso. Practicing a time honoured Malian weaving technique, the artisans use a needle to wrap strands of organic cotton threads and leather around bunches of straw to create tightly coiled structure. It resulted in a beautiful range of lamps in kaleidoscopic yellows, rustics reds, and blues combined with natural tones. Depending on the size and shape, each lamp can take a weaver anywhere between 1 - 2 months to make! The collection offers open and semi closed shades. When lit, the crocheted surface gives a gentle glow to the pendant light.