|O.K so what are bamboo bead curtains?
They are all made from natural
bamboo beads (2 1/4" long
pieces). They are strung together with wire. In general,
the curtains have 90-140 strands. The higher the number of strands
the better the picture looks.
Human faces require much more skill and
attention to detail by the artist. Painting these curtains is a very
time consuming skilled process by the artist who has to paint each
strand one at a time with exact precision as he rotates each strand
and then steps back to view and check each stroke.
Please click on the
pictures above for a larger Image
These curtains are very
common in the far east for privacy in place of a door. When security
and complete privacy is not required, we highly recommend this
product. The murals and patterns are visible from both sides of the doorway. They fit most
standard doors and have dimensions of 39"W by 77"L and is ready to
mount on a standard doorframe. (dimensions are approximate to the closest
Hang this in a doorway
between two rooms and you will see this lovely image from both
rooms. Or use it as a closet door . (You can also use it to hide your washer & dryer.)
Also looks great as a wall
hanging. They are all hand-made from bamboo & hand painted so
they vary slightly in size, color & total number of strands.
Note that regardless of
the number of strands, you will be able to see through the curtain
depending on where the light source is shining. The pictures may
appear that the curtain is "dense" and not see-through, but this is
only because of the camera light flash. If light is shining on both
sides of the curtain, you will be able to see through the
These curtains regularly appear on the TV on shows
like " Dharma and Greg" and national magazines. ("Instyle"
Comment: Its difficult to show a bead
curtain with pictures and do justice to the product. The beads move
with the breeze, thus its difficult to get a clear picture. The
curtains really look much better and brighter when installed than
the pictures shown below.
curtains have to eyelets attached to a headrail.
your doors for the hinges. (you can leave the hinges in place) ,
all you need is two screws and a screwdriver. Mark the holes
(eyelets) on the wall and drill in the screws.
You can attach
the curtain to the door frame or to the wall above your door. (you probably want to use a cordless drill for this).
Hang your curtains and tighten the
You may trim the curtains to the proper width.
(if your door is smaller) but cutting it
down with a fine tooth hacksaw. We cannot shorten the length of the curtains
at this time. (Before I forget, there are no
screws with the curtains, you will need 1"
If you have a wider door than the
curtain width. You have two options:
(a) Board up part of the
door.....(only kidding! )
(b) Use a hand painted curtain of your choice
in the center. Use a 2nd plain bead curtain to cover both extra
lengths on each side. IE...your hand painted curtain with be in the
center and the plain curtain, trimmed to the correct length will be
on both sides.
Please note: curtains may be
(+ or - 1") in length or width. This variation is due to the the
nature of the bead curtain manufacturing process.
So what do the
Price of the curtain + shipping
$17.50 shipping - 1
$25.82 shipping - 2 curtains
$29.75 shipping - 3
$36.50 shipping - 4 curtains
(anywhere inside the
Folks in Hawaii, Alaska, and worldwide -
contact us for shipping cost.
Handling is $3.00 per curtain.
We get many orders for Australia and New Zealand.
Shipping to Australia or New Zealand is $75 with a transit time of 6
to 10 business days.
Restocking fee is round trip shipping plus 20%
of the curtain cost, The cost of the curtain is refunded if item is
returned in original packaging. (30 day time
The curtains are hand-painted and there could be color
is high but we like everyone else, are at the mercy of UPS and the Oil Prices.
The lines you see in
the pictures actually the lines of bamboo beads, since they are
moving with the breeze, it is difficult to get a clear photograph of
the curtain and the callaloo logo at the bottom is not on the actual
Many of the
curtains are one of a kind or in limited quantities.
The inventory is updated weekly and moves
very very fast. Please call the reserve the curtain, else we cannot
guarantee the curtain will still be available.