Dimensions - 7 x 7 x 16
Use a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) of 13 watts (60 watt equivalent light output) or lower for this table lamp.
fossilized banyan leafs:
the banyan tree has a unique root system which grows above ground. it is because of its roots and extensive branches that the banyan is widely used for creating bansai.
the leaves of the banyan tree are round in shape with a pointed tip. the sheerness of leaves makes it easier to create patterns and different color hues.
fossilization is the process of drying leaves over a three to four month period and then hand rubbing the chlorophyll of the leaf so only the leaf’s skeleton remains. this is a labor-intensive process and no toxic chemicals are used. once the chlorophyll is removed, the leaf is stained in organic dyes.
since the leaves are natural, each one will absorb dye differently. the resulting effect is a lamp with different colors (sometimes within the same leaf).
once the leaf is stained, it is adhered to a heat resistant backing; similar to the backing found on any standard lamp. the artists cut each leaf to ensure that no leaf will overlap. finally, we use a strong sealant to ensure the stability and integrity of the product.