Lau, (the flame), a double-walled oil lamp made in copper and brass by the Thathera artisans of Jaipur, is an exquisite utilitarian object. Designed by Ayush Kasliwal, this lamp is gilded with 24-karat gold and silver leaf in an ancient technique, used traditionally to gild mosque and temple spires. ‘Vark-Saaz’ hand-make gold leaf, by hammering small pieces of gold into incredibly thin sheets.
Lau Diya has been awarded the UNESCO Seal of Excellence for its’ innovative sustainable design.
Available in two sizes and gold and silver finishes, it is to be lit only with liquid paraffin lamp oil such as Amaya Luminescence. Before lighting, ensure that the wick is trimmed and not more than 1 mm above the wick holder.