Telephone Wire Basket – Earth

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Description

Intricately woven by Zulu Craftsmen, these urban versions of the grass and palm bowls originally made “back home” were started by Zulu men working in the mines, where they discovered off cuts of plastic covered telephone wire in a myriad of bright colours. Ideally suited to weaving, being fine and flexible. The bowls are worked with great precision into intricate and colourful patterns. The Zulu Telephone Wire work has gained international fame and has become very collectable.

Each and every basket is unique in design. Electrical plastic coated wire (originally sourced from telephone cabling) was utilised by urban crafters applying traditional weaving techniques to produce functional and decorative items. An interesting aspect of this style is that a mould is used and the weaver starts from the outside and works towards the centre.

SIZES by Diameter (approx):
Small = 4″/10cms
Medium = 7″/16cms
Large = 8.5″/22cms

Certificate of authenticity attached, one of a kind – a unique item.

NB. The basket that you receive may not be exactly as shown but the colourways will be the same.

Order & Delivery Times

there is currently a slight delay on order fulfilments

Please be advised that orders place between now and the end of April may not be dispatched until May 1st.

We thank you for your understanding