Meticulously handcrafted using ethically-sourced Ankole cattle horn, this lamp base is truly a piece of art. Hand selected pieces of horn are heated, flattened, measured and cut to size, and then smoothed and polished to a high shine. Each layer of horn is attached to the top of the other with extreme care, forming a completely unique and rare lamp base that takes days of patient work for an artisan to complete. It features a bare, gold-crown Edison globe bulb atop the smooth and shiny base, giving it an unexpected, vintage touch.
Each lamp base is individually crafted from start to finish by an artisan in a fair trade environment in Uganda. Imperfections are expected and contribute to the uniqueness of your handmade good.
MATERIALS: 100% Ankole cow horn, locally sourced + rayon fabric cord with on-line toggle switch + Edison-style filament bulb
MEASUREMENTS: Horn base measures approximately 5 inches wide and is 7 inches tall; cord measures 10 feet long, globe bulb is 3 inches in height (a slight variation in size is expected).
COLORS: Marbled, dark natural horn, white cord
CARE: Because this lamp is made of pure horn, which is made up of keratin protein, there are special considerations for its proper care. If necessary, wipe clean with a soft cloth. It is important to avoid leaving your horn items near heat sources or in direct sunlight, as warm temperatures can cause the horn to dry out or change shape.
NOTE: 110 Volts, Max Wattage is 250, UL Listed. Accommodates a medium base (E26) bulb, which is included!