PET Lamp EthiopiaOrder
The Abyssinia collection rescues the most representative techniques and languages from Ethiopian traditional basket weaving. Local patterns, heavy and opac material, strong colors, and smooth shapes make PET Lamp Abyssinia a reflection of african character.
For this collection the artisans use a traditional basketry technique called “coiled”, weaving the palm leaf together with the plastic bottle. This creates strong horizontal lampshades, of weight and magnitude whose drawings —freely chosen by the artisans— reflect the cosmogony of their local culture.
*Prices excl. VAT and transportation are effective from APRIL 2014, subject to change.
Shown models are just samples.
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PET Lamp Making of
In Ethiopia we find ourselves face to face with a unique country within a complex African jigsaw puzzle. It is a richly varied country, full of contrasts as much in its geography as in its cultures, its traditions and its personality. The ethnic groups of the south of Ethiopia are considered among the most ancient in the world, while the ones from the north of the country are distinguished for being the cradle of Orthodox Christianity and for some extraordinary artistic/religious combinations.
The colourful basket weaving of Ethiopia has a long tradition and plays an important role in their culture and society. Baskets are seen as functional, decorative and sacred elements throughout the country. Generally made by women, a group´s design comes from their own imagination. There are no guidelines or instructions to help in the design of these intricate and colourful pieces, the women simply decide on a pattern and apply it from memory.
PET Lamp Details
ø 75 cm aprox.
H: 15-25 cm aprox.
Each drawing is an unique piece of art and will not be repeated necessarily overtime.
Profile shapes may slightly vary from one piece to another.
One single lamp includes: One lampshade, it’s electrical installation, 1.5 meters of coloured cable and a rosette in phosphated finishing.
All models fit an E27 lamp holder.
Max. 60W. Includes a T-45 LED filament lightbulb 4W 330 Lm.
220 V. All electric components CE approved.
According to regulation UNE-EN 60598