This Zulu telephone wire basket combines traditional Zulu basket weaving skills with modern materials. Achieving the incredibly tight weave requires great hand and forearm strength, so these baskets are more often woven by men than women. This basket combines colored plastic coated wires in earthy shades of brown and cream with bare copper wire to form a simple spiral pattern. It is approximately 2 1/2 inches deep and 6 1/2 inches square, with rigid walls and rounded corners. We think it's a great size and shape for storing tea bags or stashing keys and a smart phone on your kitchen counter. This beautiful basket is a fair trade product from South Africa. Use warm, soapy water to clean.
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.