African Telephone Wire Bowl Multi Color 7" D X 3" H
Handcrafted in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, Zulu bowls, pots and baskets were traditionally crafted of clay, Illala palm grass and other natural materials. With the advent of telephone wire the Zulu people began using traditional weaving skills to make this telephone wire beautiful art.
Multiple colors of Black, Teal, Grey, Mauve White, Brown and Red are intertwined with Checkered Stair Step Swirls to form this traditional design.
Bowls can be used for salad, fruit, bread, nuts, jewelry and more. They are also used as lighting by placing tea lights in them and letting the colors shine through (there are non-flammable tea lights available).
These bowls can be hand-washed gently with soap and water.
In addition to the bowls and plates woven by hand, the telephone wire is used to cover bottles, weapons, cutlery, as well as making jewelry and other artistic uses on utilitarian objects.
Approximate Dimensions: 7" D X 3" H