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Zulu triangular basket plate - blues and browns - Natalia Willmott
Zulu triangular basket plate - blues and browns - Natalia Willmott
Zulu triangular basket plate - blues and browns - Natalia Willmott
Zulu triangular basket plate - blues and browns - Natalia Willmott

Zulu triangular basket plate - blues and browns




Size: 20x20x3 cm

Fine, intricate and individual designed plates made using plastic telephone coated wire.

Made by the Zulu people in the region of Durban in South Africa. They have used their skills and designs used to craft natural fibre baskets to make a more modern and brightly coloured version. The origins of this weaving is in South African mines where Zulu workers started to plait telephone wire scraps round their traditional sticks to banish boredom on night shifts.

Originally they used recycled telephone wire but now lead free materials are used. Families support themselves by weaving theses baskets. There are more than 500 families who make a fair living wage, it gives them the opportunity to send their children to school and also exercise their creativity. The wire baskets are functional, strong and durable, can be used to hold food. Can be cleaned with warm soapy water and dried.

Zulu triangular basket plate - blues and browns



how do you know this item is special?

I have been working in the Art and Antiques field for more than 30 years. I have a BA/Masters degree in Art History from the Ecole du Louvre in Paris and Oxford University and worked with a high end dealer in London for many years as well as a display of Art firm.

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