This small Zulu telephone wire basket combines traditional skills with modern materials. It was hand woven from the top down from plastic coated electrical and telephone wires in earthy shades of mustard, cadet blue, brick, olive, caramel, copper and cream. Achieving the incredibly tight weave requires great hand and forearm strength, combined with the dexterity needed to produce intricate patterns. If you purchase this South African basket you will receive the precise one seen in the image. It is approximately 2 1/4" deep by 4 1/2" in diameter, just right for holding change, candy, or keys. It is a fair trade product from South Africa. It can be hand washed as needed.
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.