I had  a short trip to the south just this summer and visited the town of Suzhou near Shanghai. In one of  my street wanderings, I found this very exquisite bamboo lamp. I could  have bought one had it not been too bulky to carry back. I don’t know what is it with bamboos , I always find myself drawn to it whether it’s a dish , a painting or just anything made out of  it . I find its simplicity and versatility  simply alluring.

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