Posted 6 years ago
Bought at a car boot sale over 20 years ago and subsequently languished in a cupboard for 10 years because the shade was in a very poor condition. The paper raffia was faded and broken all over the frame - it was very, very tatty. So in a restoration state of mind, I decided to bring the shade back to life. I photographed the original, stripped the old raffia off the frame, bought new raffia online and got to work. I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. It took FOREVER - weeks and metres and metres of the stuff. Tangles everywhere. I frequently had to fight my cats over possession of it.
I have never had any reason to restore the dancer and he is as he always was - in pretty good shape - no serial or regd. numbers. Couldn't live without him, he's part of the family!
Ignore the dust!!!