Ihi Fabric Pākākā | Fabric lampshade |Bespoke – Shades at Grays
Bespoke tapered lampshade with ihi fabric Pākākā on wooden floor stand, lit.
Bespoke tapered lampshade with ihi fabric Pākākā, lit, crafted by shades at grays, nz.
Large tapered lampshade with ihi fabric Pākākā on wooden floor stand, unlit.
Bespoke tapered lampshade with ihi fabric Pākākā on wooden floor stand, lit.
Range of drum style light shades with dimensions and NZ designed fabric.
Range of tapered style light shades with dimensions and NZ designed fabric.
Dimensions of straight sided lamp shade frame options
Dimensions of tapered lamp shade frame options
Guidance to ceiling and table lamp choices
Shades at Grays Lampshades Morris & Co Light Blue fabric lampshade handcrafted lighting made in new zealand
Ihi Fabric Pākākā | Fabric lampshade |Bespoke
Bespoke drum light shade crafted by shades at grays, nz
Bespoke tapered lamp shade with ihi fabric, tan.
Shades at Grays

Ihi Fabric Pākākā | Fabric lampshade |Bespoke

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A timeless pattern by New Zealand designer, Aho Creative.

Aho fabrics are organic, fairly-traded, sustainably-sourced natural fibre textiles printed with designs that speak of whakapapa and te ao Māori.

The lampshade in the photo is a 'Tapered 43' and you can see how well the pattern sits with the wooden stand.

A midnight blue (near black) version can be found at this link.

From Aho Creative's website:

'Design: It tingles in your spine, clothes you in goosebumps, sets your hair on end. This vital, essential, elemental energy that reverberates throughout te ao Māori. This design, a response and visual exploration of that energy, those rhythms, frequency and reverberations.

Colour: Pākākā- A scorched earth ochre on Natural Creamy Cotton base'

This print will suit a wide range of different lampshade sizes.

Please refer to the size charts in the photos to choose the dimensions for your lampshade.

There are two styles to choose from: 8 sizes of tapered shades and 10 sizes of straight sided or drum-style shades. They are all numbered for ease of ordering. For example 'Tapered 15'

This pattern is best suited to straight sided, drum-style shades as the birds will 'bend' and appear slightly tipsy when used on a tapered shape frame.

Use the drop down menus to make your choice - see below.

To order a lampshade in this fabric:

In the 1st drop down menu select the style and shape of lampshade - all dimensions are illustrated in the photos.

Ceiling lights are best chosen from the straight sided options and most of the tapered shades are only suitable for table or floor stands and are not available for ceiling pendants.

In the 2nd drop down menu select whether your lampshade is for a table lamp / floor stand, or to be hung from the ceiling. A guide can be found in the photos.

In the 3rd drop down menu select the ring size of the shade frame.

The options are either bayonet bulb fitting or screw bulb fitting. (See photo).

The light shade frame is manufactured to fit screw fit bulbs (E27 & E14) or, a converter (reducer) adaptor is added to reduce the hole so it can fit bayonet bulbs (B22). 

If in doubt, select bayonet bulb fitting as this will come with the flexible adaptor which can be flipped out to make the bulb holder larger if needed.   More information.

More Options

Lampshade size guide

Guide to choosing a lampshade


A LED bulb is recommended.

Each lampshade has a fire retardant inner made from white styrene.

If you'd like a stand to go with your light shade head to 'Table Lamps.'

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if I can help. Email me at shadesatgrays@gmail.com or ring/text on 027 541 4696

I would be happy to provide a quote:

  • If you would like to provide your own fabric.
  • If you would like a favourite shade recovered so that you retain its shape and size but want a refresh with new fabric.


My products are carefully packed for delivery, using a majority of recycled packaging.

There is a $9.50 flat fee for delivery in the Wellington area.  I also offer a click and collect option from Plimmerton, Wellington.

For other regions the delivery charge is calculated at check-out.

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