Okay, here are the lampshades. I bought them at Barbotine, in St. Martin on the Ile de Re. It’s a charming shop; I should be showing you a photo of that. It is packed full, as in don’t even think about bringing in kids or dogs, of things that either are old or, as with these babies, go with things that are old.
I love the Middle East, at least the dwindling number of safe places there. I’m afraid these shades out
me as being firmly in the romantic Orientalist tradition of David Roberts, Gustave Flaubert and Pierre Loti, among others. Not bad company: I think I’ll stick around for a while.