Saturday, April 12, 2008

Wired


These gorgeous baskets are found near the restrooms and telephones outside Jiko and Boma at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Handcrafted from old telephone wire, these creations are a beautiful tradition in South Africa, linking the past with a more modern weaving material. With their bold colors and intricate designs, the baskets move away from functional items and become artwork for the walls. The Lodge is full of museum-quality pieces direct from Africa, and these baskets are no exception.


1 comment:

-- Ryan P. Wilson said...

These baskets are one of my favorite pieces in all of AKL. I always make sure to get to Boma a little early so I have some time to marvel at them. Thanks for sharing!