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.
Thank you so much! As I said to my staff the other day, Baskets of Africa is probably my favorite vendor and it is people like him who I am going to miss the most about not owning a store anymore. You have always been so good to us and we truly have valued our relationship over the past 7 years.
Box arrived yesterday! Every one is beautiful and will be gone tomorrow. We had eight yesterday and they all were gone in two hours!
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