What Is a Jellyfish Lamp?
The Jellyfish® lamps are light shades made out of natural materials from the region of the Yucatan peninsula. Regional gourds (Langerina Sicecaria) and local jicaras(Crescentia cujete) are combined with seeds, shells and other natural materials to make beautiful lamps. The designs are inspired by the local nature, and combined with the colored hand-blown glass and stainglass that reflect the designs and colors on the wall, remind you of those warm amazing days you spent in the magical city of Playa del Carmen.
The lamps are made locally by Mayan artisans trained by the founders of Jellyfish®. It takes 4 years of training to become a Master Crafter and be able to make incrustations of stainglass. They start from the bottom, by making the hanging parts. They drill the seeds and the shells and make the strings that hang from the bottom, from there they see in which area they want to specialize, and have more aptitude for. They can be Master Crafter and drill and make glass incrustations, specialize in barnishing and finishing, or be a designer. There is one workshop in Playa del Carmen, and other three in the nearby Mayan villages. Jellyfish helps young gifted Mexicans find and develop a career, and learn an art that can help then achieve their dreams and be passed on to their children. Watch this video.
The JellyFish lights are laghtshades you may have in your house. It includes a standard socket, approximately 1 mtr of cable and an american plug, not connected, so that you can make the installation in case you don't have an existing lightshade. The lightbulbs are not included, but the sockets included for the installation is compatible with a standard Ericcson screw lightbulb.
The JellyFish lamps are made with natural materials and the sizes and shapes of the lamps may vary from the ones showed in pictures. The color of the glass may vary unless specified by the customer on the COMMENTS section.
JellyFish is not responsible for any damages caused by misuse of the lamps and lapms that were not installed properly. In case you are not satisfied with your lamp, we will refund you 100% of the price of the lamp upon return of the item in its original package and state to its original senders address.