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Vessel Lamps - Containers to hold light

EATIT WORLD collaborated with American artist, Lynda Benglis to create VesseLamps. "The classical forms of vessels used for feasts and perfected over centuries by craftspeople of India are the inspiration for these containers now holding light," she says. Benglis translated the Japanese technique of balloon-shaped Paper Lamp-making, stretching translucent sheets of strong, handmade, cream-coloured paper over round bamboo armatures, into Indian vessel shapes, such as the ghadas and matkas.

The idea of lamps as containers of light or spiritual nourishment, corresponded in a quixotic way with vessels as containers of food and water

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for physical nourishment! The lamps can be left plain or painted with original tribal and contemporary designs.

VesseLamps are available in numerous sizes, shapes and designs.

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See also EATIT WORLD's MetaLamps & Ripple Lamps.

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