The Banyan Leaf Cylinder Table Lamp Adds Beauty to Your Home or Office Naturally
The banyan leaves used in the Natural Banyan Leaf Cylinder Table Lamps are
collected from the same plant widely used in creating bonsai. After a process
called fossilization, the leaf is dyed with organic, non-corrosive dye to create
the desired color. Only the leaves that remain fully intact are used on the
lamps. The remaining leaves are then re-purposed for use in other projects. The
powder coated frame is constructed from wrought iron, making the lamp very
strong and durable.
Dimensions: 7"L x 7"W x
Natural Banyan Leaf Cylinder Table Lamps come in
Multi-Color, Green, Natural, Red, Orange and Sea Blue.
The pictures below show the full-size lamps with close-ups of the detail
just underneath. Colors are approximations and may differ slightly from lamp to lamp and
from screen to screen.
More About Fossilization:
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 corrosive chemicals are used.
Once the chlorophyll is removed, the leaf is stained with organic dyes. Since
the leaves are natural, each one will absorb the dye differently. The resulting
effect is a lamp with different hues and shades (sometimes within the same
leaf), making each and every lamp unique. There are a few cases in which the leaf may have a small tear before it was
adhered to the lampshade; due to the low-impact sealant we use, no tear will
increase in size nor will any leaf pull from the shade.
More About Banyan:
The Indian Banyan Tree is in the fig or Ficus family of trees. In
Hinduism, the leaf of the banyan tree is said to be the resting place for the
God Krishna, who, after consuming all the universe during the time of
destruction, absorbs everything created and turns himself into a child small
enough that he could fit into the tiny leaf of the banyan tree until he decides
to recreate everything back out from himself. 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 bonsai. The leaves of the Banyan tree are large, leathery, glossy green. Although, young
leaves have an attractive reddish tinge. The leaves are somewhat round
or heart-shaped with a pointed tip. The sheerness of leaves makes it easier to create
patterns and different color hues.
Banyan Leaf Lamp Care:
We do not recommend placing your lamp in direct sunlight as it
may cause the leaves to fade. If cleaning is required, use a dry cloth or duster.
We do not suggest using liquid
cleaners. Other than the occasional dusting or light bulb change, these lamps do not require any special maintenance.
The Natural Banyan Leaf Cylinder Table Lamps use 1 light
We suggest using compact fluorescent light bulbs in your lamp. These bulbs will get nice and
bright without the added heat compared to a standard incandescent bulb. The bulb
also will last much longer, in many cases over five or more years. On average, a
13-watt fluorescent bulb will create the same lumens of light as a standard
60-watt light bulb and a 26-watt fluorescent light bulb will have the same light
output as a 100-watt incandescent bulb. Please check with the light bulb manufacturer
for your specific bulb specifications. Fluorescent light bulbs are considered to be a great alternative to standard light bulbs
since they promote energy efficiency. We wanted to create artistic lamps that
can be functional; therefore, we designed our lamps with these bulbs in mind. If you use an incandescent bulb we suggest max 40 watt.
LED lights may also be used.
Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery
Please Note: Returns accepted within 30 days in new and unused condition for
a full refund less shipping, handling, 15% restocking fee, and any damages.