Handcrafted by silversmiths and artisans in Yemen’s Old City of Sana’a, this brass and fabric Little Sun Yemen Sheba Lantern is made to be paired with the included Sun Diamond Solar Lamp, a design by Olafur Eliasson, and gives off soft, cheerful light. The Sheba was conceived to further Little Sun’s mission of providing rural communities with clean, renewable power at a locally affordable price while also creating opportunities for artisans in conflict-affected countries. Little Sun is working with two organizations who have pledged to support local artisans and farmers in Yemen: the Denmark-based warfair and The Yemen Journey. The Yemen Journey is a Yemeni-Danish partnership who work to assist producers in war-affected countries in distributing their goods to other parts of the world. This brings money and jobs back into local communities. The products are as diverse as saffran, woven baskets and coffee beans—and now this beautifully crafted Yemen Lantern, which combines ancient traditions with solar technology.The top of the lantern has traditional openwork which creates dazzling patterns of light. The Little Sun Yemen Sheba Lantern folds and unfolds, and measures 16.5h x 10"diam. when unfolded.
DesignerOlafur Eliasson and Artisans from Yemen
Size16.5"h x 10"diam.
MaterialLantern: Brass, Cotton, Thin Metal Wire
Diamond: Recyclable ABS & PC Plastic, Solar Panel
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