Telephone Wire Baskets
The Zulus are the largest tribe in Southern
Africa, renowned for their artistry and craftsmanship.
"The telephone wire basket is a
relatively recent craft development which reflects the ingenuity of
craftspeople. Brightly coloured telephone wires are used to great
creative effect, decoratively covering objects such as bottles and
walking sticks, or made into plates and baskets."
(Todres, 1998 Guide to South African Arts, Culture
Worldesigns is in the process of helping
several collectives of South African telephone wire weavers to become
financially independent. Each group specializes in its own unique
style, allowing us to bring the a variety of plates, bowls, baskets,
and art masterpieces. We hope that their unique art form will appeal to
you and that we can continue to sell their artwork. Our long term goal
is to improve their standard of living and provide access to education
for their children.
Each is an exquisite art piece and a usable
Each of these baskets is one of a kind and you will receive the piece pictured. After you place a basket in your shopping cart, it will be removed from inventory. If you look in your shopping basket (link at the top "basket contents"), you should see it there.
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