This striking, shallow Zulu telephone wire basket combines traditional skills with modern materials. It is approximately 1 1/2" deep by 9 1/4" in diameter, with a lemon lime swirl pattern accented with bright copper wire. It displays equally well flat or upright. Zulu wire baskets are hand-woven from the top down from plastic coated electrical and telephone wires. Along with the skill and experience needed to produce intricate patterns, the artisan must possess great hand and forearm strength in order to achieve the tight weave. The result is a beautiful and functional work of art. This telephone wire basket will stand up to heavy daily use and can be cleaned in warm, soapy water.
If you order this basket you will receive the precise one seen in the image. It is a fair trade product from South Africa.
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.