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.
These baskets are unusual because they are woven from the top down, rather than from the bottom up.
Wanted to let you know that my basket order arrived - beautiful stuff, as usual. I always marvel at how they are nested and packed.
These colors are amazing. I'm sure they are going to fly off the shelves!
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