The cotton lampshades are made in the same way as the classic rice paper lamps. However, the cotton fabric makes them less delicate. The lampshade hangs directly from the cord. Please note that cord and lamp holder are not included. Our thinking is this: everyone has different preferences for the appearance/color of the cord, as well as varying ceiling heights. Our paper lamps are all made from handmade Lokta paper. This paper is also durable and almost impossible to tear. Here, you can influence the shape of the lamp by gently puffing and squeezing it.