Description: The frame is constructed from wrought iron, it's powder coated in order to ensure the longevity of its color. The Gecko lamp frame is then wrapped in abaca twine, with the feet and the tip of the tail exposed, giving the lamp definite contrast. The abaca plant is fast growing and resembles the banana plant. The species matures in about 18 to 24 months and consists of 12 to 30 stalks from a central root system. Abaca will re-grow from the same root system after being cut. Fossilized cocoa leaf lampshades. Fossilization is the process of drying leaves over a three to four month period, then hand rubbing the chlorophyll of the leaf so only the leaf's skeleton remains. Once the chlorophyll is removed, the leaf is stained in organic dyes. Once the leaf is stained, it is adhered to a heat resistant backing. The artists cut each leaf to ensure that no leaf will overlap. Finally, we use a strong sealant to ensure the stability and integrity of the shade. 24" tall x 16" wide and extends 12" from wall.