This vase is a soft wire with a rigid hardwire edge.
Vase is approximately 9.5" tall, 7" diameter at the top, 3" diameter at the bottom.
The baskets are made out of the multicolored, coated wires that run within telephone cable. As technology moves toward fiber optics, cable wire is recycled or produced for craft use. One technique that has now developed is the soft wire method which requires weaving of the colored wire as they would in making traditional palm or grass baskets. These baskets are woven creating beautiful colorful, stylish shapes using different weaves and changes in weave direction to create patterns of spirals, reverse swirls and dots.
This an exquisite art piece and a usable serving piece. Telephone wire baskets are very popular and hard to find. Each one is unique and this is a traditional pattern. This piece is solidly made and heavy. Absolutely gorgeous! It has a lovely shape. Phenomenally crafted and shaped. Marvel at the talent used to make this true work of usable art. Wash with warm soapy water! Extraordinary!
Use with dried flowers or place a glass cylinder inside to use with live flowers.