Barkcloth is made in Uganda from the Mutuba tree (Ficus natalensis). Its construction is one of the oldest known to man and predates weaving.

It is completely sustainable; once the bark is removed it grows back without killing the tree. Each piece of barkcloth is like the fingerprint of a tree making each of our lampshades unique!

Traditionally, the cloth was worn as a wrap and used in coronations, religious ceremonies and as burial shrouds. Farmers also used it to pay land taxes.

The practice of making barkcloth was almost lost when the British introduced cotton. However, today the movement to regenerate barkcloth production is steadily growing - artisans are developing it for use in fashion, art and interior design.

The Ugandan artisans we work with aim to plant indigenous Mutuba trees to counteract the devastating effect of eucalyptus introduction. The fast growing eucalyptus drains the land of nutrients causing surrounding crops to fail.

We hope to encourage the incredible tradition of barkcloth and to invest in the reforestation of Uganda.

Cushions

Cushions

My cushions are made from antique hand woven cotton from West Africa and Turkey. They are are made here in the UK in small batches to ensure we maintain a
high quality.

Lamps

Lamps

Antique turquoise ginger jars from the Hunan province in China C.1910, and terracotta water storage vases from the Shandong region in China C.1930.

NEW ~ Kashmiri Candlestick; hand carved wood with a delicate traditional Paper mache pattern painted by artisans in Kashmir. 

Each one is handmade and unique.

Lampshades

Lampshades

Our Barkcloth lampshades are made from rare, 100% sustainably sourced, bark from the Mutuba tree in Uganada.

Our Turkish lampshades are all made from reclaimed antique fabrics, hand woven in Western Turkey and ecologically sourced. Each Turkish lampshade is bespoke and made to size

Shade Carriers

Shade Carriers

Shade carriers are fixtures that are widely used by interior designers as they allow you the most flexibility when decorating your home. Shade carriers come in varying heights which you choose according to the size of your lamp or the light you wish to cast.

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