African Fair Trade Zulu Telephone Wire 3-1/2" Wine Bottle Coaster/Catc – The Barrington Garage
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African Fair Trade Zulu Telephone Wire 3-1/2" Wine Bottle Coaster/Catch-All Caddy, African Ocean

Bridge for Africa

  • 2295

  • Small cylindrical basket, meticulously handwoven with sturdy telephone wire
  • Eye-catching patterns in shades of blue, white, and turquoise, perfect for coastal decor
  • 3-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches (DxH); each one is unique and may vary from photos
  • Use as a wine bottle coaster (up to 3-inch bottle) or as a desk caddy for paper clips, rubber bands, keys, etc.
  • Handmade in South Africa, providing work for more than 700 Zulu families

Talented Zulu makers in rural South Africa combine colorful telephone wire with traditional weaving techniques to create these beautiful collectible baskets. Each is individually crafted, and no two are exactly alike. 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 into the United States by Bridge for Africa, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. They pay their artist partners 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 of a Bridge for Africa product will bring unique beauty to your home while advancing hope for future generations of African artisans.

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