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African Zulu Telephone Wire Basket #2

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  • Depth: Approximately 3"
  • Diameter: Approximately 5 3/4"
  • Color and Pattern: Ocean Swirl
  • Country of Origin: South Africa

This Zulu telephone wire basket is hand-woven from plastic coated electrical and telephone wires. It is approximately 3" deep by 5 3/4" in diameter at the top, tapering to 2 1/2" in diameter at the base. Shades of blue are woven in a swirl pattern. This beautiful basket was handmade in South Africa, where the Zulu people have a long and rich history of weaving baskets from whatever materials have been available to them. It is a fair trade product.

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.