Would you recommend keeping a dry towel underneath the base to absorb any moisture coming in? Also how authentic are these lamps compared to the ones being shipped out from khewra in pakistan?
Yes, this is salt. salt tends to absorb moisture. In most cases the lamps does not lead collecting and pooling of water however some environments have really high humidity. Test and play it by ear. We recommend keeping the lamp on for extended periods of time to prevent the accumulation of moisture. If you are concerned about the surface that you are setting your lamp on then it might not be a bad idea to set it on a towel until you know how much your lamp sweats (it reallly depends on the environment) so it is hard to predict.
OUr lamps are 100% authentic. Khewra produces poor quality lamps prone to chipping and cracking. Our grey lamps come from Karake salt mines, the white come from Warcha and the pink cme from Kalabagh. Alot of sellers have started using khewra as a buzzword, in reality they have no idea where the salt is actually comign from. We have tested the quality of our mines for years. The lamps from these mines are far superior to anything that khewra can produce.
Do you receive the lamp in photo or one like it?
Thank you for posting the question. We try very hard make sure thats all our lamps are uniform and equally beautiful. We have strict quality control measures in place to ensure the production highest quality lamps. However, please bear in mind that each of these lamps are handcrafted. So each lamp is hand carved for you individually. As such, there are variations. It adds to the character of each individual lamp. However, we do make sure the finish and the final product is held consistent.