Chista coconut lamps

Coconut is normally associated with food but this tropical tree has many other applications. Its leaves and fronds are used for thatched roofs and its oil finds its way into many skin care products. Coconut fibre (coir) often ends up as high grade seating upholstery and in the UK, it is replacing threatened wetland peat, as the choice for environmentally aware gardeners. But the trunk or stem can also be appropriated for structural duty like holding up these lamps from Chista. Their shades are woven from equally renewable sources, such as bamboo, seaweed and flax (linen). ::Chista [by WM]

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