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Western Lamp Shades

Ready for a wild ride? In this collection you will find many different possibilities of making your house look wild. That is, like from the wild west – the lamp shades visible below vary when it comes to their shape, colour, design and patterns on them but they all retain their special western style.

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Western lamp shades for table lamps
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A simple rustic style lampshade with a classic shape and a wire frame. It is designed for table or floor lamps. It's crafted of leather with a finish in beiges and has durable thick trimming of brown rowhide on edges.

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Add an instant Western hint while boosting the ambiance with proper lighting - these classic lampshades feature white and brown cowhide wrapping and genuine leather trimming. Rustic and unique - there's no two identical pieces!

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Refresh your interior with easy and cheap manner, and change your lamp shades! This one is a Buffalo Horse Petroglyph Rawhide lamp shade, with western design. It's a nicely finished and hand painted product.

Cowhide lamp shades
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Suitable for country designs or for the fans of western movies, this fine lamp shade is covered in a quality tan rayon fabric. It features a silhouette of two galloping horses, accentuated with a barb wire border.

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If you want to upgrade your old lamp, instead of buying a new one, you can try this stylish drum shade. The whole is designed of a durable brown leather and beautifully detailed with leather whipstitching.

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A vintage country style slip-on lampshade for standing lamps. It features a beautiful colourful hand-painted scene characteristic for the Wild West and showing a.o. a roper, a longhorn steer, cacti. It also has hand-laced edges.

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The era of the westward movement, the age of the cattle rancher and dusty settlements, along with the establishment of the railroads was relatively brief. But it spawned a lot of interesting artifacts that have been duplicated and expanded upon. Western lamp shades carry on the theme of the cowboy, the cattleman and the rodeo rider with shades and lamps that harken back to the twenty or so years that saw Europeans expanding from the Eastern seacoast toward the west. Television shows such as Bonanza and Rawhide sentimentalized the era, and it was further glamorized by more modern productions such as the movie Tombstone.

What Constitutes a Western Lamp Shade?

Since the movement west put many people into a land where they were on their own, far from cities and small towns where people could afford to specialize, they had to learn to manufacture items that they might have purchased from merchants when they were “back east.” Both pig skin and sheep skin can be tanned into fine leather that will let light through, so pig skin and parchment (another name for sheep skin) could be used as lamp shades. Metal would have been scarce, so the originals might have been stretched on hoops of willow or hickory – any tree that might have been flexible. Modern versions are stretched on metal forms, such as might be used for any lamp but laced with strips of leather as a sort of memory of the way things once might have been.

Emulating More Affluent Westerners

Not all people who went west were cowboys, sheepherders or hard-scrabble farmers. Some got rich in various ways. A beautiful mica lampshade depicting a silhouette of a moose and evergreens is a reminder that there were ranchers and townspeople who developed fortunes in those short years.

Rodeo Riders

The memory of the westward movement is often kept alive by traveling or seasonal rodeos. The word rodeo comes from Spain, traveling through Mexico into the United States, means to surround or go around and originally referred to seasonal roundups of cattle. Today, rodeos are primarily contests that reflect the skills once needed to herd recalcitrant, long-horned cattle. Some of the lamps considered to be “western” are ordinary shades with scenes from historical or current rodeos – bucking horses, herds of cattle with those big, long horns, a vaquero with his range-riding gear. These are often accompanied by lamp bases that depict worn cowboy boots, barbed wire, saddles, rearing horses or wagon wheels.

Making Do

The west, like many cultures, focused on making do with the things that they had. One way to do this was to reuse the metal from tin cans. (tin cans were invented in 1910. The cowboy era was from around 1865 to 1880.) A can could be flattened and the sides pierce with a nail to make a shade that could surround a candle or a tallow lamp. Pierced tin lampshades that cast interesting shadows are a continuation of that custom.

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Western style lamp shades
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My husband is a big fan of western design, so he bought this ''Calf Roper'' western lamp shade. It has the cowboy and the cow motif on the dark brown shade. Everyone is impressed how cool it looks at our home.

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These fabulous lampshades with cowhide motifs are a great way to introduce a country style décor. The body made in beautiful form is durable and solidly sewn - the seams themselves add a whole attractive style.

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We invite you on a journey to the Wild West! On the trail of Indian tribes and cowboys from the best western movies, a trapezoidal western lampshade with a strong hem and a shadow of a cowboy can be found in such a piece of lighting.

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Western style floor lamps
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For all enthusiasts of western movie flicks, this lamp could easily be the eight member of the Magnificent Seven group. Its shade is made of leather and rawhide trim, hand-painted with wagon and six horses galloping through a mountainous landscape.

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Traditionally leather western lamp shade is a combination of unusual style and functionality. Attractive embroidery, beautiful colors and impressive finishes make the interior design take style straight from the wild west.

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This western lamp shade enchants with its brown chocolate spotted shade, being a proposition for those, who want to add some rustic style of farmhouse decorating. Having 30" high, it is a perfect table lamp.

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Opt for a western appeal in your interior with this stunning lamp shade. It offers the material structure packed with high durability and the cross accents made from leather on both the bottom and top.

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A stunning and Western styled lamp shade that sports the warm tone of its finish and the wooden structure of the truly original base, sporting a scene right out of your favorite western movie. It will easily blend with any decor.

Aztec stripe rawhide lamp shade
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This lamp is dedicated for every western's fans or someone who love natural, old-fashioned style. Lampshade is made of dark leather and fur. This type of lamp will be fit the best to dark, antique interior, especially living room with fire place.

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This Longhorn Skulls Rawhide Lamp Shade is a proposition for all western lovers or rustic, vintage styles enthusiasts. It has a classic shape and a wire frame, designed for table or floor lamps.

Cowboy lamp shades
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This Whiskey Bottle lamp shows how easily you can create your own stylish, refined decorations. The silhouette is the bronco and cowboy that's on the Pendleton whiskey bottle.

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Sometimes we reach the moment when our golden lamp ceases to please us and we change the style. The lamp can then be enriched with jute raw string, creating a completely new, natural core and base - becoming a western lampshade.

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This attractive western styled lamp with horse harness elements is an excellent way to create a countryside climate in the interior. The beautiful details of the stars on the leg of the lamp and the impressive lampshade blend beautifully.

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Cottage in the mountains, next to the forest - demands rural elements in the arrangement. Such a forest example can be this western lamp, whose core is an imitation of animal antlers and the lampshade has images of spruces on a brown background.

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This stunning driftwood lamp offers the charming base of utmost originality and is beautifully completed by the shade in the warm, honey tone of its finish. It will make for a truly perfect choice for any master suite.

Thirstystone Parchment Lamp Shade
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Improve your contemporary home with this fabulous lamp that emanates with chic appearance and rustic flavor. It's drum shade is covered with a fuzzy material, decorated with eye-catchy, cowhide pattern.

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Rustic Living Iron 64" Floor Lamp
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Rustic Living Iron 64" Floor Lamp
This 64-inch floor lamp in a south western finish is characterized by a wrought iron pole with 4 stable feet, and a brown empire shade. The lamp includes a 3 way switch, and accommodates 100W incandescent bulbs.

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Cowhide lamps
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Table lamp in western style. Base is made of metal and finished with interesting ornament. Great as additional source of light in the bedroom, living room and more. Suitable for residential and commercial premises.

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Rustic rawhide lamp shades for western decor
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Cowhide leather western lamp shade rustic 1355
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Horseshoe lamps
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Shop by style western ranch rust and brown lamp shade
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Sand painting rawhide lamp shade
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Rawhide lamp shades come in various sizes and colors
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