Elephant Lamp Base with Kuba Cloth Shade
Elephant lamp base is made out of teak wood. Mother Elephant has baby elephant strolling on her side. Lamp base is hand carved in Tanzania.
The Kuba cloth is woven from raffia palm leaves in Congo. The men of the tribe traditionally are responsible for manufacture of the cloth, and the women do the intricate decoration. The Kuba weave is a laborious task from start to finish and remarkably the design is not marked on the mat before weaving. The cloth is especially symbolic to the Kuba people in after-life symbolism.
Please note: The Kuba Shades are one of a kind. We will email you available Kuba shades in case the one pictured on the lamp is not available.
Dimensions: Sculpture is approximately 20" H x 8" W