Silk Cone Lampshades

The silk cone or coolie shaped lampshades were inspired by the Coolie hats of Southeast Asia – a relatively small opening at the top of the lampshade and a wide bottom. There are several silk lampshade cone or coolie styles, varying from very “flat”, or a short vertical height, to tall and narrow, where the height of the lampshade is greater than the diameter of the bottom of the lampshade. As with all silk lampshades, the silk cone lampshades are built on a frame where the top ring is connected to the bottom ring by a series of vertical wires, and the inside is lined with a fabric.

Step 3: Select your silk cone lampshade style