Zulu Wire Baskets
Vignettes is very proud to offer these beautiful and functional handcrafted bowls made by the Zulu, and brought to you by Bridge for Africa.
Bridge began in 2003 with the chance meeting of an African and an American in South Africa; they recognized that while the art emerging from Africa represents an extraordinary blend of tradition, vibrancy and the beauty of modern Africa, local markets are such that artisans are frequently not rewarded with a living wage for their work. These women from two continents then envisioned a non-profit organization committed to Building Resources to Inspire Dignity, Growth, and Empowerment (BRIDGE) through Fair Trade practices. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, Bridge for Africa offers the guarantee of fair wages, equal opportunities, safe working conditions, and long-term relationships built on mutual respect. By purchasing these lovely baskets from Vignettes, you are helping Bridge for Africa to pay Zulu artists a living wage, promote sustainable development in Africa, and educate consumers in the U.S. about the benefits of Fair Trade as a method to fight poverty in the developing world. Bridge for Africa's goal is to provide consistent work and a living wage for the skilled artisans with whom they partner, enabling them to shape their own lives and thereby advancing hope for future generations. Prices vary. Please select your choice to see specific price.
Medium Round Bowl in Grey Mist: color tones: grey, black, brown, creme & copper. Approximately 7" wide, 2.5" deep
Small Platter in "African Eclipse": Color Tones: Sharp black & White. Approximately 9" wide, 2" deep.
Small Platter in "Grey Mist": Color Tones: grey, black, brown, creme & copper. Approximately 9" wide, 2" deep.
Small Oval Bowl in "Red Rainbow": color tones: red, black, purple, yellow, green, orange, blue. Approximately 5.5" x 4.5" and about 1.5" deep.
Small Triangle Bowl in "Red Rainbow": color tones: red, black, purple, yellow, green, orange, blue. Approxiimately 4.5" across, 2" deep
Small Triangle Bowl in "African Eclipse": color tones: sharp black & white. Approximately 4.5" across, 2" deep.
Medium Platter in African Ocean:
color tones: combination of dark & light blues. Approximately12" wide, 2.5" deep.
Hand made from telephone wire. Can be washed with warm water & soap.