Fair Trade 8-inch Shallow Handwoven Zulu Wire Basket, Painted Desert, – The Barrington Garage
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Fair Trade 8-inch Shallow Handwoven Zulu Wire Basket, Painted Desert, Intricate Pattern

Bridge for Africa

  • 4595

  • Shallow platter basket, meticulously handwoven with sturdy telephone wire by African artisans
  • Shades of blue, brown, green, red and copper; every basket is unique and will vary somewhat from photos
  • Approximately 8 x 1 inches (DxH)
  • For decorative use or with dry foods; hand wash in warm, soapy water
  • Handmade in South Africa by Fair Trade artisans, providing work for more than 700 Zulu families

Combining a modern-day material with traditional weaving techniques, talented Zulu makers living in rural South Africa create these beautiful baskets by hand. This fusion of past and present enables more than 700 Zulu families to gain the dignity of work and self-sufficiency. The baskets are imported by Bridge for Africa, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and respected provider of fine contemporary crafts to the American market. They pay their artists a living wage, promote sustainable development in Africa, and educate consumers in the U.S. about the benefits of Fair Trade as a method to fight poverty in the developing world. Your purchase will bring authentic African beauty to your home while advancing hope for future generations of African artisans.

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