Kapembwa

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Table lamp made from a beech tree wood.

 

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STORY

The Lungu people of Northern Zambia believe in the water spirit Kapembwa, who resides in a shrine in Kapembwa village where people in search of safe passage across Lake Tanganyika make prayers and offerings. According to legend, there are two different shrines dedicated to Kapembwa: one that is man-made, and one that the spirit created, which is only visible to people who are considered pure, and is said to be a shining house that reflects all the colours of the rainbow.

This tiny piece of beech wood was found in the yard of an abandoned little house on Apuseni Mountains, in Ramet area.The house used to be owned by a couple of old aged folks which lived a long and peaceful life. I happened to pass by on a summer day and I remember how mesmerised I was when I saw all that little universe where time stood still and all was in perfect balance. Since the house itself was very old, I believe that this wood is very old as well and I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that it was used for more than 100 years.

 

CRAFTING PROCESS

This piece was not cut from a living tree. It was found very old, in this exact form.

This little wood needed delicate cleaning, washing and brushing.

It was also treated against harmful insects, pests and mold.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Wood type: beech tree wood
  • Dimensions: 20 cm diameter | 37 cm tall
  • Weight: 2 kg
  • Equipped with a white cable dimmer 100-240 volts and 10-150 W

the lamp also comes with a 40W dimmable decorative Edison bulb.

  • Electric cable: 210 cm textile

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