Bedside Table Lamp Paper Shade with Four Noble Plant Design
This unique bedside lamp paper shade depicts Sagunja, or "four noble beings," containing four plants, maehwa (spring), orchid (summer), chrysanthemum (autumn) and bamboo (winter) that symbolize the four seasons. virtues in Korea. Maehwa refers to the Korean plum blossom that has long been the herald of spring. Korean artists have been fascinated by maehwa, which blooms at the end of winter, and thus have praised it as a symbol of the noble spirit overcoming all hardships. The orchid that emits a fragrant aroma in a deep valley, symbolizes a noble sage leading an austere life. Symbolizing fidelity and loyalty, the chrysanthemum has been one of the most favorite subjects used for adorning craftworks as it blooms until late autumn, thus overcoming the frost. The bamboo symbolizes loyalty as its leaves and stalks stay green throughout the seasons.
When the lamp is turned on, the four different paintings on each side harmonize perfectly with the mulberry paper background. The cover and base of the lamp is also made of hanji and is dyed with a natural pigment giving it a wooden color. There is a touch switch on the base so that the user can choose from three levels of brightness.
Produced after an arduous, time-consuming manufacturing process made only by hand, hanji, Korean mulberry paper, is an amazingly durable and versatile material for all kinds of arts and crafts. When used for a lampshade, hanji helps produce a beautiful, long-lasting lighting accessory for the home, radiating soft and comforting natural light to soothe the body and mind, tired from busy urban life.
Notice: This lamp is made to order. It takes a week or two to create it for you.