GIFT ME: African Telephone Wire Bowl

Written by Ashley

On a recent trip to the south, I was memorized by the array of extraordinary jewelry, cuisine and artistry on display at The Market in Charleston, South Carolina.  In particular, these Fair-Trade African bowls caught my eye.

Made out of ‘guts’ of telephone wire, these bowls are molded to fit tons of shapes, sizes & colorful patterns with uses beyond your imagination.  TIP: Since they’re water proof, keep one by your sink to keep rings & jewelry out of harm.

“The past and the future are fused together in the creation of this beautiful basket, Zulu weavers have taken the intricate designs and incredible craftsmanship of their natural fiber baskets, and turned them into brightly-colored art from plastic-coated telephone wire. Mesmerizing designs and vibrant colors are a hallmark of this functional art. Wash gently with warm soapy water.”

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a fun-loving, twenty-something living in Brooklyn. She spends most of her time absorbing all the life, tofu and whiskey that NYC has to offer. Her current obsessions? BDG High-waisted leggings, vintage boot shopping in Williamsburg, Katherine Kwei's sling bag and Melanie Marie's two-finger horn ring.

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