The process of making The Dabbawalla Lamp
- Our team of artisans consisting of women who got affected by the Tsunami of 2004, craft each part of this lamp by hand. - Each segment is made of natural white thread which is carefully moulded over acrylic sheets.
- The carpentry team cuts each rim and base to precision according to the segment size using Australian Warrie Wood. This particular wood is sourced from trees grown in Auroville. For every tree cut down, there are a 100 more trees planted. This wood is repurposed and reused by our carpenters.
- - The wood then goes through polishing and no extra color or coating is added. Therefore, the grains and the texture is true to the wood which was grown. - The iron clasps are then molded to fit the drills of the wooden base and is given a Copper Coating.
- The final piece is then assembled at the main unit, where the quality check is done as well. - Each lamp comes with a bulb holder. You may use a CFL or LED bulb.