Coconut Lamp -Chocoloate Twist - off
Coconut Lamp - Chocoloate Twist - lit

Chocolate Twist

Coconut Lamp - Greywash Wrapover - off
Coconut Lamp - Greywash Wrapover - lit

Greywash Wrapover

Coconut Lamp - Natural Loop - off
Coconut Lamp - Natural Loop - lit

Natural Loop

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These lamps are made in Bali from local Coconut Leaves and Cotton.

Coconut lamps drying outside

Coconut Lamps

Just about as natural as you can get, with each lamp being made from an actual coconut leaf.  The coconut leaves can be bent and reformed, when heated, into the shapes you see. They are individual, hand made, and natural, and they may not be perfectly smooth.

The shades are made from cotton, formed into a sphere.

Every piece comes from nature and is therefore unique – the shapes all vary slightly.

Simple, natural and affordable.

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Creating coconut leaf lamps using whole leaves and bending them with heat involves a specialised technique that allows artisans to manipulate the leaves into various shapes and forms.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to this process:

  1. Harvesting and Cleaning: Mature coconut palm leaves are harvested, and any dirt or debris is removed. The leaves are cleaned thoroughly.

  2. Drying: The leaves are allowed to dry in the sun or in a well-ventilated area. This step removes excess moisture from the leaves, making them more pliable for bending.

  3. Preparing the Workstation: A workstation with a heat source is set up, such as a gas stove or an open flame.

  4. Softening the Leaves: The leaves are held over the heat source and are rotated gently to expose all sides to the heat. The goal is to soften the leaves and make them more flexible.

  5. Bending and Shaping: Once the leaves are sufficiently softened, they are carefully bent into the desired shape. Work is quick as the leaves will cool and harden once removed from the heat source.

  6. Securing the Shape: The bent leaves are held in place until they cool and hold their shape.

  7. Trimming and Finishing: Once cooled and set in their desired shape, any excess material is trimmed to create clean edges and finishes.

  8. Assembling the Lamp: The lamp is assemble attaching the bent coconut leaves to a frame or structure, which may involve adhesive or other fastening methods to secure the leaves in place.

  9. Quality Control and Inspection: The coconut leaf lamp is passed through a thorough inspection process to ensure that it meets quality standards and is free from defects.

This technique requires skill and practice to master, as working with heat can be challenging and requires careful attention to detail. However, it allows artisans to create unique and intricately shaped coconut leaf lamps that showcase the natural beauty of the leaves.

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