The Product: Vintage lampshade with red hand embroidery
This miniature, vintage lampshade was created using a length of hand-embroidered, hill-tribe dress cloth from Chiangmai in northern Thailand. The panel of embroidery was of minimal width, so, we decided to create these ‘cute-as-a-button’ mini drum lampshades, perfect for petite, antique or modern table lamp bases.
Drum shades such as these provide a gentle, pool of atmospheric light directed up and down, as opposed to a directional task light. Simply lined with white, fire-retardant PVC, the vintage lampshade fabric will glow when illuminated, throwing the stitch detailing into sharp relief thereby creating a different pattern come nightfall. Use small, low-energy bulbs to reduce heat generation (25-watt max).
How to style your vintage lampshade?
This pretty, little vintage lampshade would look super as part of a display on a side table or within a tall shelving unit. Alternatively, add decorative impact in a corner of your bedroom, dressing room or home office. Decorative shades provide a talking point and add colour and culture – with their typically South East Asian pattern design – to any living space.
The miniature drum lampshade in red and neutral measures 20cm in diameter x 15cm in height (as shown here). We currently have two of these lampshades in stock. Please note these lampshades showcase locally-sourced, South East Asian textiles and as such, there may be slight imperfections in the weave. This is all part of their appeal. For further inspiration, view our full range of eclectic, handmade lampshades here.