Natural fiber lighting with indigenous basketwork

There are many elements coated with natural fibers in interior decoration , whether utilitarian or simply decorative, which insert natural appeal into the environment. Furniture and organizing baskets are particularly privileged due to the diversity of braids that break the formality of many spaces, complementing them with warmth.

Rattan , sisal , wicker and bamboo are some of the most common vegetable fibers that lend a rustic look to provide texture for the harmony of the space. However, here we will rescue the ancestral connection with the arumã through the most sophisticated basketry production of the Tikuna tribe : the natural fiber lamp with an ethnic essence.

Lighting with braided arumã fibers compose spaces with texture and informality.

The manufacture of arumã baskets is ritualistic and maintains traditions of ancestry and the traditional respect for nature, especially in terms of sustainability. This smooth-stemmed plant, widely used in handcrafted baskets of different Brazilian indigenous ethnic groups , is manufactured by the tribe itself, as is the entire braiding process of the Tikuna art .

And to meet new concepts in decoration , without leaving the essence of indigenous art , the traditional models of baskets made as utilitarian objects for the tribe have made room for differentiated pieces with sustainable design such as pendant lamps that, charmingly, turn our gaze upwards making lighting the key to creating an enveloping environment.

The basketworks share space in the decoration with different creations such as the Ticuna lamps.

The apparently simple form of the modern design and the bohemian touch of the braided structure and the complex finishes of the natural arumã fibers are integrated to transform the way we incorporate coziness in the internal spaces and, why not, in the external ones. Suspended in the environment, the braided fiber pendants promote a special and intimate atmosphere with the handmade ethnic style of the Tikuna tribe .

Inserting rustic pendants in the entrance hall , in the living room, in the hallways or on the dining table is a powerful statement for decoration and breaks the sameness of interiors by escaping the obvious and expanding the feeling of refuge. Exploring this lighting in garden decor , in turn, creates a smart focal point and a harmonious transition between the space's decorative arts , such as fountains and sculptures, and the greenery.

Rustic pendants break up the sameness of environments and expand the feeling of refuge.

When used together with the Tikuna luminaire emphasizes the visual interest of the space creating rhythm, continuity and making it more cohesive; especially when the piece is made of the same material and differs in structure and/or size. The difference promotes interesting counterpoints and draws attention to lighting , which is no longer just functional to be the heart of the environment.

The coloring of the natural arumã fiber or manually dyed by the Indians with dyes from dyeing plants such as genipap and annatto , or even the soot from burning wood , is another great attraction for the pendants when designing them with braids that exalt elements of the indigenous culture forming ethnic patterns that enhance the decoration even more.

Luminaires with different formats take rhythm to decoration.

Natural fiber lighting is always an invitation to rest your eyes and leave your body at ease. The cozy feeling promoted by the woven straw and the luminous effects of the beams of light invading the environment through the spaces of the plots inspire relaxation and make the space embrace our soul.

Transform even the smallest environments into cozy spaces with Arte & Tune !


Milene Sousa - Art & Tune

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