This small Zulu wire basket combines traditional skills with modern materials. It is hand-woven from plastic coated electrical and telephone wires, a time consuming process that requires both skill and strength. It is approximately 2" deep by 4 1/2" in diameter, with a blue, cream, lilac and silver swirl pattern. This petite basket is a fair trade product from South Africa. It is the perfect size for holding keys or coins, and can be hand-washed as needed.
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.