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Zulu Wire

This Zulu Wire collection represents the extension of an ancient art form into modern, everyday life.

Weaving is one of the the most dominant art forms of the Zulu people of South Africa. For many centuries Zulu weavers have been making Ukhamba baskets from local Ilala Palm. Sometime in the 1970’s weavers started incorporating telephone wire into Ilala Palm baskets; in the 1990’s the government started supplying wire to the weavers, and telephone wire baskets exploded into the art scene.

The same intricate weaving and vibrant designs found in Zulu wire baskets have been applied to this collection. With amazing precision and artistry, the weavers tightly wrap plastic-coated wires around these objects to transform them into something extraordinary.

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