Desert Sands Handmade African Zulu Telephone Wire Basket/platter Large - Kwanzaa
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Desert Sands Handmade African Zulu Telephone Wire Basket/platter Large - Kwanzaa:
<African Zulu Telephone Wire Platter
Wonderful Modern Craft Sometimes you see a Zulu basket and you know you love it.
It is also the only one of its kind in the world.
Spectacular Platter for Display or Serving
Baskets Similar to This Sell for Twice the Price.
Fabulous Addition for a Collector.
This basket is a soft wire platter with a rigid hardwire edge.
It has approximately a 12" diameter and is 2.5" tall.
This is an exceptionally well made basket.
It is beautiful, usable art.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 and Heritage).
Worldesigns is in the process of helping a group 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. Our long term goal is to improve their standard of living and provide access to education for their children.
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!
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