Crushed Silk & Silk Colors

A full list of our silk colors, history and maintenance. Please refer to this page for exact silk swatches. For optimal silk care gently vacuum the silk frequently and avoid direct sunlight or smoke. 

Aqua Creations has been using our signature ‘Tusser Silk’ to create our sculptural lamp shades for nearly 30 years. 

History

Aqua Creations has been using our signature ‘Tusser Silk’ to create our sculptural lampshades for nearly 30 years. We make our silk in a traditional weaver’s village in south India, using silkworms which live in the forest. The moths are allowed to emerge from their cocoons naturally before the empty shells are soaked in boiling water to soften the silk. ‘Tusser Silk’ has a rich texture and natural deep, golden color, and is incredibly strong. Finally, we dye the silk in our atelier using our signature range of colors, or digitally print it using our “L&LD Live & Let Dye” program.

Care Instructions

For optimal maintenance vacuum the silk frequently (make sure the vacuum cleaner is at low suction and use a clean applicator) and avoid direct sunlight or smoke. To remove stains use upholstery foam cleaner (as these vary from country to country, testing the product on a hidden spot first is recommended). In case of heavier dirt use a moist sponge and make sure to move it along the crushed line of the silk. Please do not clean coated lamps with water. Note that any good quality silk fibers weaken when exposed to sun and natural dies may fade. Hence, avoid direct sunlight on the silk lights. Please note that as a natural material, we treat our silk against mold and fire.

Protective Silk Coating

Special commercial grade resin coating is available upon request. It is highly recommended for pieces intended for public installations or areas of humidity or smoke. This coating does not change the appearance of the silk, but strengthens it’s texture.

Color swatches

Cream silk
Cream silk                                                                                                 
 
Shell silk
Shell silk                                                                                                  
 
Gold silk
Gold silk                                                                                                  

Sand silk
Curry silk                                                                                                  

Curry silk
Sand silk                                                                                                  
Redwood silk
Redwood silk                                                                                                  

Orange silk
Orange silk                                                                                                  

Grass silk
Grass silk                                                                                                  

Flame silk
Flame silk                                                                                                  

Rust silk
Rust silk                                                                                                  

Red silk
Red silk                                                                                                  

Dark silk
Dark silk                                                                                                  

Smoke silk
Smoke silk                                                                                                  

Coal silk
Coal silk                                                                                                  

Stone silk
Stone silk                                                                                                  

Silver silk
Silver silk                                                                                                  

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Please note that local customs and VAT will be charged based on your delivery country.

For most orders shipping costs are indicative only. We will calculate the final shipping price after the order is placed and contact you prior to production process, if additional shipping costs will be applied to your order or if you have overpaid. You will have the opportunity to cancel the order at this stage of the order process.

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Depending on the size and complexity of your order production times can range from 2-4 weeks. Overseas delivery or delivery of heavy or large items can take up to 8 weeks, so you should expect a 6-12 weeks of production & delivery time.

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You can cancel your order and receive a full refund if you get in touch with us shortly after placing the oder. Since most of our products are made to order and by hand, once production is underway we will not be able to refund you. 

To request a cancellation please contact Customer Services via email, info@aquagallery.com, or by phone, at+1 212- 219-9922, and we will do our best to cancel or modify your order. Cancellation requests may take several days to process, and you will be sent an email upon confirmation. A refund will be issued following the standard return process.

Returns

While we hope you love your purchase, we understand that you may need to return it. Aqua Creations accepts returns on a vast majority of our lamps, in a new, uninstalled condition and in sealed original packaging, within 30 days of receipt, unless otherwise stated on the item’s product page.

To begin a return request please contact Customer Services via email, info@aquagallery.com, or by phone, at+1 212- 219-9922. Please note that upon returning one of our products you will not be refunded for any shipping charges from your original order or for shipping your product back to us.

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