Wires

Wires

The story goes back to  the origins of telephone wire which  is traced to Zulu night watchmen in the Durban area who - to fight loneliness and boredom on night shifts - took to weaving colored telephone wire around their traditional sticks.

Today this craft has developed hugely in creativity and diversity of uses.

The technique is the soft wire method, which requires weaving of the colorful wire as they would in the making of grass baskets. The artisans  do not coil the wire but they weave it creating beautiful, colorful, stylish shapes.