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 are woven creating beautiful colorful, stylish shapes with patterns of spirals, reverse swirls and dots
Telephone baskets are very popular and good quality ones are hard to find.
Each one is unique.
Worldesigns is in the process of helping a co-op of South African telephone wire weavers to become financially independent. We hope that their unique art form will appeal to you and that we can continue to sell their artwork.
Marvel at the talent used to make this true work of usable art.
Wash with warm soapy water!