Reminiscent of Chinese coolie hats, coolie lampshades have large, wide bottoms and narrow tops. Coolie shades give a modern and oriental atmosphere to a room. Because of their wide bottom diameter, these shades have a large light spread and diffuse light softly and evenly across a room.
Coolie shades tend to be shorter than other shades, so they generally won’t work withtallbases and can beeither traditional or contemporary based on the style of base,so they fit well in either category. Coolies can be especially useful in work or office settings.