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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Recycled aluminium drink cans

These whimsical creations are made from strips of aluminium wound around a steel wire frame. The sea horses pictured make a wonderful eco-friendly gift and are made from recycled Heineken cans and fruit juice cans

Fair-Trade Recycled

Turning trash into treasure

These fabulous creatures are made in the slums and townships of South Africa. They are some of the many amazing and creative recycled items being made by artisans when the only materials available to them is discarded trash.

Recycled tin crafts

These types of crafts allow creativity to thrive and reduce the demand for new materials

recycled crafts

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Wednesday, 08 October 2014
Zulu wire bowls, traditional skills, contemporary design
 
These superb hand crafted Zulu baskets are woven from copper telephone wire .They are a contemporary art form involving incredible levels of skill and colour.
 
 
Zulu wire baskets
 
The telephone wire basket is a relatively recent craft development.The origins of telephone wire weaving have been  traced to Zulu night watchmen in urban areas of South Africa who would find discarded pieces of the wire and to banish boredom on night shifts took to weaving coloured wire around their traditional sticks. This skill was soon extended to include the making of the baskets.
 
Zulu wire bowls
 
These brilliant Zulu woven baskets now are exported worldwide and provide a sustainable and dignified income for the weavers .
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