Dimensions (diameter): 16cm
Hours dedicated to create this ornament: 4
Initially the wire baskets were woven using recycled telephone wire, it was born as a way to pass hours away, but due to its bright colors and beauty it developed into an art.
Most baskets are woven from the bottom up whereas with wire weaving it is done from the top down. These inventive weavers start with a thick wire at the top rim of the basket and then work their way down, pulling each wire taut against a form to create the basket’s shape. These unique baskets are especially functional and can be washed in warm, soapy water.
About the wire
• Recycled wire is rarely used anymore because of its scarcity, and also because the basket becomes of a lesser quality
• Weavers are now using an annealed steel core wire that looks just like telephone wire as it is more economical for them.
• The wire used today is custom manufactured in special colors using some recycled and all lead-free materials. The wire is manufactured in South Africa.
These unique baskets are especially functional and can be washed in warm, soapy water.
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