These lamps are adorned with a type of crystal - selenite- from the Moroccan Atlas region.
The stone is named after Selene, the Greek goddess of the Moon. The glow of the shimmery and pearl-like luster is like moonshine indeed!
Selenite is sometimes used for healing and bringing clarity.
We use these sticks in our lamps and they bring a beautiful and warm light to your home.
If you want to see how our lamps are made and how much hand work is involved, you can have a look at this movie. It was the incredible craftsmanship that astonished us when we started working with the artisans in Egypt.
Handwork is disappearing in the fast world of today and we wanted to keep using the skills of the copper smiths. Our own Zenza factory in Cairo provides a safe work space where we can maintain our high quality standards.
Through micro-finance projects we also have helped several craftsmen to set up their own work shop, so they could grow along with Zenza. Working in a sustainable and ethical way with the focus on authenticity is what truly makes a difference in the end.