Large Telephone Wire Basket

Large Telephone Wire Basket


Telephone wire basket weaving art originated with the African night shift security workers, who used to decorate their security sticks with discarded telephone wire.

They then took these wire weaving skills back to their rural villages and passed them onto their wives and daughters who quickly turned these new-found skills into creating the beautiful African wire bowls of today.

Most baskets are woven from the bottom up whereas with wire weaving it is done from the top down. The weaver requires great strength in their fingers to pull the wire firmly, thereby creating a bowl with a tight weave which only then is recognized as a quality Telephone Wire Basket.

The colors mesmerize and delight! Show off one bowl or get a set to store your favorite things and add character to your living space.

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