This small, cup-shaped Zulu telephone wire basket is a fair trade product from South Africa. It is handwoven from plastic coated electrical and telephone wires in a black, orange and red spiral pattern. This beautiful and functional basket is approximately 4 3/4" deep, 4" in diameter at the top, tapering down to 2 1/4" in diameter at the bottom. This basket makes a sturdy pencil or utensil holder, and fits nicely in the cup holder of most cars. It can be hand washed with mild soap. If you purchase it you will receive the precise one seen in the image.
About the brand: African Creative was founded in 2004 in Cape Town, South Africa by a local musician seeking to link local artisans to global markets. The business is based on fair trade principles, artistic collaboration, and entrepreneurial empowerment. It specializes in high quality bead and wire art. In 2013 African Creative launched The Locked Horn Project to raise funds to combat rhinoceros poaching, and it is a supporter of SANCCOB, a South African non-profit organization that works to conserve marine life.