Alibangbang, known as the butterfly leaf in the native language or illango, is shaped like a butterfly. This leaf has both medicinal and food flavoring purposes throughout the South Pacific. Fossilization is the process of drying leaves over a three to four month period and then hand rubbing the chlorophyll of the leaf so only the leafs skeleton remains. Once the chlorophyll is removed, the leaf is stained in organic dyes. -Since the leaves are natural, each one will absorb dye differently. The resulting effect is a lamp with different hues and shades (sometimes within the same leaf). These leaves are adhered to a heat resistant lamp backing. The frame is constructed from wrought iron, making the lamp very strong and durable; then its powder coated in order to ensure longevity of its color.