Fair Trade 9" Shallow Handwoven Zulu Wire Basket, African Eclipse – The Barrington Garage
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Fair Trade 9" Shallow Handwoven Zulu Wire Basket, African Eclipse

Bridge for Africa

  • 5995

  • Shallow platter basket, meticulously handwoven with sturdy telephone wire by African artisans
  • Crisp black and white palette, ideal for contemporary settings; select your preferred pattern from available options
  • Approximately 9 x 1-1/2 inches (DxH); each basket is unique, expect your pattern choice to resemble but not exactly match the photos
  • 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

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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