Upcycled Lamps

kerosene lamps
kerosene lamps

In a narrow but crowded street in Villivakkam, I was amused to see these lamps being sold. I have seen these during my childhood in areas where electricity had not reached. We called them ‘Kozhi muttai villakku’ (egg shaped lamps) . These were used for light duty in small rooms and for carrying between rooms. I had not seen them for quite sometime.

What was more interesting was that the bodies were made out of upcycled (repurposed) tin sheets. I hope organisations like www.golisodastore.com  which specialize in Upcycled products, stock such items.

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