SinipaGourds

Handmade Gourd Art Lamps and Ornaments

Washington, D.C. | 8 Sales

SinipaGourds

Handmade Gourd Art Lamps and Ornaments

Washington, D.C. 8 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (2)
Junipa Contento-Süslü

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Announcement    Happy Holidays! Welcome to Sinipa Gourds. From table and desk lamps, hanging and night lights there is style ready for your home. Also available are hand painted and wood burned ornaments, keychains, and magnets. The perfect gifts. Come to see what is in store for you.

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Last updated on Nov 19, 2018

Happy Holidays! Welcome to Sinipa Gourds. From table and desk lamps, hanging and night lights there is style ready for your home. Also available are hand painted and wood burned ornaments, keychains, and magnets. The perfect gifts. Come to see what is in store for you.

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About

From two sides of the Atlantic come together a light art.

The gourd makers are Sinan and Junipa Süslü, a married Turkish and American duo who decided to take their love for art and together create from an old Turkish tradition of making lamps from natural gourds.

Marrying two traditions, the detail is celebrated with a new twist. After each gourd is selected and cleaned, Junipa carefully renders the designs and Sinan then cuts and hand drills each motif using different bit sizes. On some gourds, select beads are inserted, Junipa stains, paints, or woodburns the details and applies protective coating, and Sinan installs the lighting.

Each handmade lamp is unique and the designs are conceived based on the shape and size of the gourd. Macramé, wood burning, beading and staining are varying methods used to accomplish the individuality and beauty of each particular lamp. Due to the often intricate details and components, each lamp takes approximately 4-7 days from creation to completion.

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  • Sinan and Junipa Süslü

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    The gourd makers are Sinan and Junipa, A Turkish and American husband and wife who decided to take their love for art and create together from an old Turkish tradition of making lamps from natural gourds.

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  • Sinan Suslu

    Jefferson, Md.

    Co-Owner, Designer

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