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African Zulu Telephone Wire Basket #9

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  • Depth: Approximately 1 1/2"
  • Diameter: Approximately 9"
  • Color and Pattern: Black/Rainbow/Copper Spiral
  • Country of Origin: South Africa

This striking Zulu telephone wire basket combines traditional skills with modern materials. It was hand-woven from the top down from 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. This basket is approximately 1 1/2" deep by 9" in diameter with rigid walls, and has a rainbow, black and copper spiral design. It is as functional as it is beautiful, and can be cleaned in warm, soapy water. If you order it you will receive the precise one seen in the image. Because it is unique, you can only order one. 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.