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Small South African Telephone Wire Basket

$22.00

SKU: S- 114670

Dial up some color with this unique basket, handwoven by Zulu weavers in South Africa. Made entirely from recycled telephone wire.

  • Recycled telephone wire
  • 2.5" H x 5.75" diameter (6.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from South Africa

Gone Rural Safari Curios has over 80 women making bead and telephone wire crafts in rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Most are the primary breadwinners in their families. Typically, the women support around ten people. Gone Rural Safari Curios uses traditional skills to produce exquisite contemporary Zulu beadwork, including bracelets, earrings, necklaces and mugs.

Glass beads were first used as trading commodities centuries ago in intra-African trade. They are an integral part of the Zulu culture. Gone Rural Safari Curios takes pride on the quality of their work and its uniqueness and the particular color combinations used. Gone Rural Safari Curios continues to help, develop and empower women in rural areas, who otherwise would have no means of earning a living other than from social grants.

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