Since wire baskets are woven by many men due to the difficult nature of weaving wire, they are able to stay home on their tribal lands instead of moving to cities to look for work. In the rural groups we work with, the family units are preserved so that the weavers and their families can live more traditional lifestyles.
Weaving these baskets from the top down, rather than from the bottom up, and using forms such as tuna cans to create shapes makes them even more unusual.
Your latest shipment of baskets was the most beautiful ever!
I received my package on Tuesday and am very happy with the quality. I see that yours are excellently woven and now understand why the ones I got from New York were cheaper. The Copper wire that is added to yours improves the beauty a thousand fold and adds to the quality.
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All of our African baskets are verified Fair Trade, because we believe that indigenous people around the world should be compensated fairly for their amazing work.