Eyoi yoi lamp

What?!

Whenever you first see something like this everyone seems to have the same surprised, guttural reaction.

When Mita brought this lamp disguised as a butterfly swarm into our office, everyone's mouths opened in the same, "What?!" reaction. What a delightfully stupefied look they had on their faces.

It seems Mita had found a fascinatingly strange lamp. From Australia? With what looks like butterfly swarms...?

Or so I thought as I extended my forefinger and slowly approached the piece. What awaited me easily exceeded my expectations.

I think the high quality craftsmanship is the best part of the piece. Its presence. There is a nostalgic quality which makes it difficult to explain... almost as if it is an ornament from a festival past.