This beautiful Zulu telephone wire basket combines traditional skills with modern materials. Serving equally well as a counter top bowl or as an art piece, it is strong and durable. It is handmade from plastic coated telephone wires woven into a zigzag swirl pattern in earthy shades of brown, mustard, brick and avocado. It is approximately 3 3/4" deep by 7 1/2" in diameter, with rigid walls, and can be hand washed with warm, soapy water.
This Zulu wire basket is a fair trade product from South Africa. Achieving the incredibly tight weave requires significant hand and forearm strength, combined with the dexterity needed to produce intricate patterns. If you purchase this African basket 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.