This Zulu telephone wire bowl basket combines traditional skills with modern materials. It is hand-woven from plastic coated electrical and telephone wires. Achieving the incredibly tight weave requires great hand and forearm strength, along with the skill needed to produce complex patterns. If you purchase this African basket you will receive the precise one seen in the image. It is approximately 4" deep by 7 1/2" in diameter with rigid walls and a cream, brown and copper swirl pattern. This beautiful basket is a fair trade product from South Africa. It will withstand daily use and can be cleaned in warm, soapy water.
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.