Natural Rawhide Notice: Rawhide shades are beautiful and can last for years but eventually rawhide shades wear out because of use and their environment. This is not a defect but rather an aspect of natural hides. Premature splitting happens when rawhide becomes too dry. This can happen in hours if care is not taken.
Common causes are using an incandescent bulb, which creates heat, direct sunlight and heat from a furnace. Heat, dryness causes the rawhide to tighten until it splits to relieve the pressure.
Because of this, there is no guarantee on shade life and once rawhide splits, there isn't any thing that can be done.
Regular conditioning and a low heat bulb such as a fluorescent or LED can extend shade life and we offer half price replacements to our customers as a courtesy to help ease the cost of enjoying rawhide shades because.
You should be prepared for splitting to occur, it is part of the experience of using rawhide lamp shades. If you are not willing to accept this fact of natural rawhide, you should not purchase this natural rawhide lamp shade.
Rawhide rustic lamp shades are made by hand with old world craftsmanship. This southwestern lamp shade laced with rawhide leather is a superior upscale lampshade, just right for your favorite western lamps or rustic lighting fixture. The translucent character of leather lamp shades made with rawhide allows a lamp to emanate from within the shade to create a natural atmosphere. There is no substitute for genuine (raw hide) rawhide lamp shades for southwestern lamps, antler lamps, wall sconces, and chandeliers. Stretched rawhide lamp shades are works of art that will make a dramatic affect on your room, southwest furnishings or western decor.
Genuine Sun Dried Rawhide
Hand Stitched Lacing
Welded Wrought Iron Frame