We have an impressive collection of real fallow deer, mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, and moose antler chandeliers and antler lighting. All antler lighting is handcrafted upon order and all antlers have been collected from natural sheds in the wild - no animals were harmed. Electrical wires are artistically hidden within the antlers for the most natural looking rustic lighting fixture.
Antlers are the usually large and complex bony appendages on the heads of most deer species, mostly on males; only caribou and reindeer have antlers on the females, and these are normally smaller than those of the males.
Each antler grows from an attachment point on the skull called a pedicle. While an antler is growing, it is covered with highly vascular skin called velvet, which supplies oxygen and nutrients to the growing bone; once the antler has achieved its full size, the velvet is lost and the antler's bone dies. This dead bone structure is the mature antler, which is itself shed after each mating season. Antlers that are shed each year fall to the ground and are often collected by craftsmen. Called "fallen", they have been used for centuries by mankind to make tools, furniture, decor, toys and games.