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. They are also completely washable! In recent years people in craft cooperatives in the the neighboring nation of Zimbabwe have developed their own distinct style of telephone wire basket, which we are also offering here. These baskets are all one-of-a-kind, and our inventory is constantly changing.
Country - Africa
If your order is damaged or defective, please let us know within 7 days and we will refund you the cost of the product excluding any shipping costs. Returns are not accepted on sale products, custom items, or special orders. We encourage you to thoroughly examine all items upon receiving your order. If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Care team as soon as possible.
All damage claims must be received within 72 hours of item’s arrival. Please let us know by phone or email. Digital snapshots of the damages and also the packing/boxes are required for all damaged items so that we can understand how the damage occurred. Please send us snapshots of the damage via email.
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