Early lampshades were made of paper and then these lamp shades became elaborate and the craft of designing shades using different materials became an art. The lamp shades were used to soften and disperse the light from candles and oil lamps. These natural fibers are considered as a gift from environment to the mankind. One can find many advantages like natural fibers has low specific weight that results in a higher specific strength and also stiffness than glass and producible with low investment at low cost which makes an interesting product. These natural fibers are also friendly processing with no skin irritation.
Initially the basic structure for the lamp is done by welding iron rods according to the required design and size. Then the natural fiber threads are winded neatly to the basic structure of the lamp. Then artisan start to knot the thread one by one which is made of jute plant at the top. Then the process continues with the knitting process where artisan pick alternate threads and knot the threads tightly to obtain a required design. The lamp shade made of natural fibers is done by weaving the threads so that all the threads are interlinked which creates a fine-looking apparel. Once done with the knitting process, artisan start to join the knitted threads by stitching with the help of needle and the thread. Whereas jute cloth is stitched at the backside of the lamp shade.