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Friday, June 17, 2005

Telephone Wire Baskets

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"For centuries South Africa's Zulu people have been famous for the sturdy and beautiful baskets they weave from grasses and palm leaf. The weaving was so tight that the best ukhamba baskets were actually used to store beer! Today these baskets are still woven in the countryside, but the Zulus living in urban area have invented a new kind of basket, the imbenge basket woven entirely of recycled telephone wire. The baskets are as bright and colorful as the telephone wire, and very sturdy. ..."
Read more (and enjoy these well-crafted pieces of beauty and functionality) about Telephone Wire Baskets! (via PLEP)