Telephone Wire Art Lampshade Style Rainbow

£75.00

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Make a statement with this stunning telephone wire basket which can become a lampshade, wall art or a statement piece to set off a corner of your home.

Collectors of contemporary art will love the stylish combination of colours and designs used in this stunning unique piece.

The weaving of telephone wire has a long history, supposedly started by men weaving on the top of their sticks whilst sitting at the end of their shift in the mines.  Spying off-cuts of wire laying about and as weaving is intrinsic to their make-up, using bits of wire and forming beautiful patterns was a form of relaxation.  This has developed into the weaving of stunning baskets and now offers many the chance of a stable income and a means to support their families.

Made from plastic coated telephone wire ( yes really) all of our wire baskets and wallhangings can be washed in warm soapy water making them hugely practical.

The open diameter is approximately 38-40 cms. A small hole can be made in the top of the basket to put wire through.  This can be done with any size of our baskets, indeed a couple of years ago a number of our smaller baskets were seen created into coloured pendant lights in a kitchen  on Kirsty Allsops ” Love it or List it” programme.

Please note we do not sell these as lampshades – only that they are a great shape to be made into a lampshade.