This dramatic Zulu telephone wire basket in sunset tones combines traditional skills with modern materials. It was hand-woven from the rim down, using plastic coated electrical and telephone wires. Achieving the incredibly tight weave requires great hand and forearm strength, combined with the dexterity needed to produce intricate 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. The pattern is a green and blue swirl. This beautiful basket is a fair trade product from South Africa. It 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.