Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Weaving Coiled Telephone Wire Baskets

This video shows how a South African woman lifted herself out of poverty by weaving coiled telephone wire baskets. This demonstrates the ingenuity of an urban dweller taking materials at hand and crafting a traditional object which would have been made out of leaves. Her works have been displayed at the Smithsonian, in New Orleans, and at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market this year July 12-13, 2008.