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.

Weaving Zulu Wire Baskets in South Africa

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.

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