The colors on this basket are bright and add cheer and energy to any room. The boldness of colors is reminiscent of Africa and the Zulu weavers who made it. This is a sturdy and functional basket or can serve as a shallow bowl at 8.25″ wide and 1.5″ deep.
My father and I spent a lot of time talking about the intricacies of this basket. While using traditional techniques this is woven using coated wire. Even more mesmerizing, it was woven from the top down. These baskets are works of art. Baskets of Africa only offers the best from weavers who are top notch in their skills.
This is my 2nd Baskets of Africa basket. I have had the other for 2 years. It is still in optimal condition even though it is used daily to toss keys into. Baskets of Africa provides top quality, well designed, functional, and beautiful baskets and bowls.
For me, more importantly, Baskets of Africa is creating sustainable income for rural weavers throughout Africa. Weavers are able to pass on their traditions and cultures to younger generations while making a good income and remaining with families. The Zulu Wire Baskets (one style pictured above) provides employment to 800 weavers, mainly men who are able to stay on their tribal lands rather than moving to the city to find a job. Family units and culture are preserved because of Baskets of Africa. There are many other weavers supported in many countries in Africa including Uganda, Kenya, Swaziland, Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
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Baskets of Africa is part of the Fair Trade Federation.