This striking tapered telephone wire basket combines beauty and function. It is approximately 3" deep by 5 3/4" in diameter at the top, and 2 1/2" in diameter at the bottom. It has a brown, fern, silver, copper, lime and aqua swirl pattern. This beautiful basket is a product from the Zulu people of South Africa. Significant hand strength and great skill are needed to achieve the amazingly tight weave and complex patterns in these baskets.
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.