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.

Sandy

This is the 4th or 5th basket I have ordered from you and each one is wonderful. I received the basket in less than a week, I was so pleasantly surprised when it arrived in such a short time. Thank you! And let me say, that I use the oval Ghana basket as a 'book bag.' I teach so I have used my old basket for almost 4 years carrying papers to correct, grade book, etc. It is so sturdy and practical for what I wanted. I use carabiner clips to hold my keys and reading glasses, it's great! Thank you again for the product and the great service.

Sandy

 

Erin

This is my third order from your site...I love your baskets!

Erin

 

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