Felt hats, “qelesh ” are still part of the traditionnal way of life in the rural Albania.
The word “qelesh” means litterally “with wool” and they are made only in felt.
During communism the traditionnal hat survived the forced modernization of albanian culture following the official propaganda, as they had become the symbol of the national resistance during the second world war.
Each town and county has it’s own shape, all made in the same way as they have been for centuries.
The wool from sheep of the impervious lands of the east is processed through a number of complex and laborious operations, carded at first into a light cloud, then worked into a thin and resistant sheet formed arount a wooden shape through a very long felting process with warm water and soap.
All our lamps are wired in our Paris workshop with two types of cables.
1. Round textile linen colour two way cable (2 x 0.5 mm) with a white porcelain E27 socket
2 A twisted textile black cable with ground wire (3 x 0.5 mm) and a black plastic E27 socket.
We provide round linen colour cable with ground wire, adaped porcelaine socket and plug on request. A supplement will apply.
Sizes range between the smallest lamp shade measuring 15 (Ø) x 18cm and the largest measuring 30 (Ø) x 35cm .
We have also developped table and floor lamps and mobiles in various configurations and styles.