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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Telephone Wire Baskets

Telephone Wire Baskets

Telephone Wire Baskets

Made in Kwazulu Natal these baskets made from plastic coated copper wire involve incredible levels of skill in their making
The telephone wire basket is a relatively recent African craft development which reflects the ingenuity of the craftspeople.The origins of telephone wire weaving is traced to Zulu night watchmen in urban areas who to banish boredom on night shifts took to weaving coloured wire around their traditional sticks.

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