The firefly chandelier amde of handwoven traditional african beer strainers South Africa

$375.00

This lamp is a very unique handcrafted Ceiling Chandelier that gives you a beautiful warm soft glowing light. It looks like big fireflies glowing in the night.

With this design my vision of marrying traditional craft techniques and organic natural material with modern design has been realized.

The bottom part of this Chandelier consists of five elongated traditional hand-woven beer-strainers made of reed grass. These beer strainers are sometimes still used in rural areas in my country and used to strain a handmade beer brew made from millies (maize).

This technique is centuries old, was cultivated mainly in the villages and only a few, mostly old people, are still capable of weaving beer-strainers or baskets in this particular manner which is very complicated and extremely time consuming.
If not promoted this craft will die.

I have been trying to find a modern use for these beautiful hand woven items for quite a while.

The Chandelier is simple but very elegant at the same time.

It looks amazing in a contemporary modern interior as well and I have one in my own home.

The Chandelier measures 49 " in length. But can be made bigger or smaller as well.

Please allow for 6 weeks order time for this item.

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