Lamp shades represent special legacy of art work, made in Andhra Pradesh. They are the hallmark of Andhra Pradesh art and crafts.
The raw materials used are Goat hide and sheepskin and in addition to this, water proof colors, paint-brush and mouldare some of the materials used for lamp shades. Lampshades are created using a mould and most of them are based on mythological figures. The colors which are derived from vegetables dyes, like brilliant red, green, white, yellow, browns and orange are popular.