Hand Crafted Gourd Lamps by Calabarte

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The gourd is a hollow dried out shell of hard-rinded fruit that can have carving done to create scenes raised in relief.  It is a wholly natural material that can create unusual effects with quality craftsmanship. That said, it still boggles the mind to see what Polish artist Przemek (Calabarte) can really do with these hollow shells through a process of manual perforation and framing. As the shape of the fruit is determined by nature, each gourd lamp holds a unique atmosphere and is hand crafted to be one of a kind.

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Gourd Lamps by Calabarte

Gourd Lamps by Calabarte

Gourd Lamps by Calabarte

Gourd Lamps by Calabarte

Gourd Lamps by Calabarte

Gourd Lamps by Calabarte

Gourd Lamps by Calabarte