Black and White Telephone Wire Basket

Black and White Telephone Wire Basket from Ethical Gifts

By: Ethical Gifts  23-Jul-2012
Keywords: Gift Shop, Gift Items, Environmentally Friendly Products

Made in Kwazulu Natal these telephone wire baskets are a contemporary art form involving incredible levels of skill and colour.

The telephone wire basket is a relatively recent African craft development which reflects the ingenuity of the craftspeople.The origins of telephone wire weaving is traced to Zulu night watchmen in urban areas who to banish boredom on night shifts took to weaving coloured wire around their traditional sticks.
Depending on the skill of a weaver, a small 12cm bowl can take from 3 to 5 hours to complete, whilst a large 40cm basket can take up up 40 hours to complete. No two baskets will be identical as each artisan draws on their own creative knowledge base to produce unique designs and patterns for each product.

Dimensions: 16cm width. 7cm depth

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