Imbenge Artists of South Africa

About the Artist

Zodwa Maphumulo works on a "hardwire" basket in Santa Fe, July 2005.
Zodwa Maphumulo works on a "hardwire" basket in Santa Fe, July 2005.
South African Imbenge basket artist Vincent Sithole demonstrates his art on a "hardwire basket" at the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, NM, July 2004.
South African Imbenge basket artist Vincent Sithole demonstrates his art on a "hardwire basket" at the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, NM, July 2004.
South African Imbenge basket artist Jaheni Mkhize demonstrates "soft basket" construction in Santa Fe, July 2005.
South African Imbenge basket artist Jaheni Mkhize demonstrates "soft basket" construction in Santa Fe, July 2005.
Detail of Jaheni Mkhize at work on a"soft basket".
Detail of Jaheni Mkhize at work on a"soft basket".
Elliot Mkhize with some of his work at the 2014 International Folk Art Market. (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2014)
Elliot Mkhize with some of his work at the 2014 International Folk Art Market. (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2014)
Region:
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb603

by Deli Mngoma - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(13 3/4"d x 1 1/2" h)

$315
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb-610

by Delii Mngoma - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(13 1/4"d x 1 3/4" h)

$310
 Telephone Wire-covered "Knobkerrie" Staff
SKU: ZWS-07

Unknown artist - Zulu people, South Africa
Recycled telephone wire on wood staff
(26 1/2" h. x 1 3/4" w.) c.2000
PRICE INCLUDES CUSTOM METAL STAND

$240
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb626

by Zodwa Sibiya - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(12 1/4"d x 1 1/4" h)

$238
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb586

by Lungile Mbhele - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(13"d x 1 3/4" h)

$235
 Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: ZWB-642

by Zodwa Sibiya - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(12 1/2"d x 1 1/2" h)

$235
Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket
SKU: zwb255

Recycled telephone wire -flared shape (15 3/4"w x 3 1/2" h)

$225
Telephone Wire-covered "Knobkerrie" Staff
SKU: ZWS-05

Unknown artist - Zulu people, South Africa
Recycled telephone wire on wood staff
(20 1/2" h. x 1 3/4" w.) c.2000
PRICE INCLUDES CUSTOM METAL STAND

 

$225
Telephone Wire-covered "Knobkerrie" Staff
SKU: ZWS-06

Unknown artist - Zulu people, South Africa
Recycled telephone wire on wood staff
(20 1/2" h. x 1 3/4" w.) c.2000

$225
Telephone Wire-covered "Knobkerrie" Staff
SKU: ZWS-02

Unknown artist - Zulu people, South Africa
Recycled telephone wire on wood staff
(20" h. x 1 3/4" w.) c.2000
PRICE INCLUDES CUSTOM METAL STAND

$220
Telephone Wire-covered "Knobkerrie" Staff
SKU: ZWS-04

Unknown artist - Zulu people, South Africa
Recycled telephone wire on wood staff
(19 1/2" h. x 1 3/4" w.) c.2000
PRICE INCLUDES CUSTOM METAL STAND

$220
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb229

by Banisiwe Magweza - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(13 3/4"d x 1 1/2 " h)

$195
Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket - Large shallow flared shape - Turquoise Multicolor
SKU: ZWB-643

Recycled telephone wire (14 3/4" w x 3 1/2" h).
Turquoise multicolor.  Exact design may vary.

$185
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Imbenge Zulu Telephone Wire Basket (bowl shape)  - Green Multicolor
SKU: ZWB-644

Recycled telephone wire (7 3/4"w. x 3 1/4" h.).
Green multicolor.  Exact design may vary.

$68
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Imbenge Zulu Telephone Wire Basket (medium bowl shape) - Red Multicolor
SKU: ZWB-645

Recycled telephone wire (7 3/4"w. x 3 1/4" h.).
Red multicolor.  Exact design may vary.

$68
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
 Imbenge Zulu Telephone Wire Basket (bowl shape)
SKU: ZWB-635

Recycled telephone wire (6 3/8"w. x 2 1/2" h.)

$48
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Imbenge Zulu Telephone Wire Basket (bowl shape)
SKU: zwb572

Recycled telephone wire (6"w. x 2 1/2" h.)

$48
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Imbenge - Small Flared Bowl (bright multicolor)
SKU: zwb-sml-multi-flare

Zulu Wire Basket (#zwb-sml-multi)
South Africa
Recycled telephone wire (4 3/4"w x 2 1/4" h)
Small Flared Bowl baskets available in assorted bright colors and patterns, similar to samples above - available with or without the black color.

 

$42 each
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Imbenge - Small (bright multicolor)
SKU: zwb-sml-multi

Recycled telephone wire (4 3/4"w x 2 1/4" h)
Small baskets available in assorted bright colors and patterns, similar to samples above - available with or without the black color.

$29 each
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Imbenge - Mini Zulu Wire Basket
SKU: zwb-mini

South Africa
Recycled telephone wire (5"w x 2" h)
Mini size baskets available in assorted colors and patterns (samples above).

$24 each
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Imbenge - Small Flared Bowl (black and white)
SKU: zwb-sml-bw

Zulu Wire Basket (#zwb-sml-multi)
South Africa
Recycled telephone wire (4 3/4"w x 2 1/4" h)
Small Flared Bowl baskets available in assorted patterns, similar to sample above.

$42 each
Product Status: 
Our copy is sold, but a limited number may be available - please inquire
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb-612

by Mandisa Mbokoma - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(14 1/2"d x 1 3/4" h)

$325
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb600

by Zodwa Mzwara - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(14 3/4"d x 1 1/2" h)

$315
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb-609

by Zodwa Sibiya - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(13 1/4"d x 1 3/4" h)

$310
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb-611

by Philiswe Ndlovu - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(13 1/2"d x 1 3/4" h)

$310
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb-599

by Zodwa Mzwara - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(14 1/4"d x 1 1/2" h)

$310
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb-562

by Zodwa Mjwara - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(11 1/2"d x 1 1/4" h)

$295
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb-627

by Sylvia Nyawose - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(12 3/4"d x 1 1/2" h)

$250
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb608

by Makheli Dumisa - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(12"d x 1 3/4" h)

$235
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: ZWB-639

by Zodwa Mjwara - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(12 1/4"d x 1 1/2" h)

$235
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket (flared shape)
SKU: zwb335

Recycled telephone wire (16"w x 3 1/2" h)
 

$235
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: zwb379

Recycled telephone wire (16"w x 3 1/2" h)

$235
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb591

by Mandisa Mbokoma - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(12 3/4"d x 1 3/4" h)

$235
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb-567

by Zodwa Mjwara - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(13"d x 1 1/2" h)

$225
Product Status: 
Sold
Telephone Wire-covered "Knobkerrie" Staff
SKU: ZWS-03

Unknown artist - Zulu people, South Africa
Recycled telephone wire on wood staff
(21" h. x 1 3/4" w.) c.2000
PRICE INCLUDES CUSTOM METAL STAND

$220
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb625

Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(12 1/4"d x 1" h)

$195
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb-590

by Mankehli Dumisa - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(10 3/4"d x 2 1/4" h)

$195
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb606

by Nombuso Nkwanyana - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(11 1/2"d x 1 1/4" h)

$185
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket (shallow flared shape)
SKU: ZWB-632

Recycled telephone wire (14 3/4" w x 3 1/2" h).
Green multicolor.  Exact design may vary.

$185
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb616

by Zodwa Sibiya - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(11 1/2"d x 1 1/2" h)

$185
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: ZWB-637

Nompumelelo Mkhize - South Africa.
Recycled copper telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(11 1/2"d x 1 1/4" h) 

 

$185
Product Status: 
Sold
 Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: ZWB-640

by Elizabeth Bhengu - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(11 1/2"d x 1 1/2" h)

$185
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket (shallow flared shape)
SKU: zwb417

Recycled telephone wire (12 1/4"w x 2 3/4" h)

$185
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket (shallow flared shape)
SKU: zwb497

Recycled telephone wire (12 1/4"w x 2 3/4" h)

$185
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket (shallow flared shape)
SKU: zwb533

Recycled telephone wire (12 1/4"w x 2 3/4" h)

$185
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket (shallow flared shape)
SKU: zwb-629

Recycled telephone wire (11 3/4" w x 3" h)

$125
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb-589

by Mandisa Mbokoma - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(9 3/4"d x 1 1/4" h)

$120
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket (shallow flared shape)
SKU: zwb-630

Recycled telephone wire (11 3/4" w x 3" h)

$118
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket (shallow flared shape)
SKU: zwb-631

Recycled telephone wire (11 3/4" w x 3" h)

$110
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket (shallow flared shape)
SKU: ZWB-633

Recycled telephone wire (11 3/4" w x 3" h)

$110
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket (shallow flared shape)
SKU: zwb327

Recycled telephone wire (10"w x 1 1/2" h)

$88
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu Wire Basket (bowl shape)
SKU: zwb262

by Magambushe Mvelase - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire (7 3/4"w x 2 1/4" h)

$68
Product Status: 
Sold
 Imbenge Zulu Telephone Wire Basket (bowl shape)
SKU: ZWB-634

Recycled telephone wire (7 3/4"w. x 3 1/4" h.)

$58
Product Status: 
Sold
Zulu Telephone Wire Basket (shallow style)
SKU: zwb540

South Africa
Recycled telephone wire (8 1/2"w. x 1 1/2" h.)

$58
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu Telephone Wire Basket (shallow style)
SKU: zwb542

Recycled telephone wire (8 1/2"w. x 1 1/2" h.)

$58
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu Telephone Wire Basket (bowl shape)
SKU: ZWB-638

By Nompumelelo Mkhize - South Africa.
Recycled telephone wire (6 3/8"w. x 2 1/2" h.).

$48
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu Telephone Wire Basket (bowl shape)
SKU: zwb622

Recycled telephone wire (6 1/4"w. x 2 3/4" h.)

$48
Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge - Small Zulu Wire Basket - Black and Copper
SKU: ZWB-sml-bc

Recycled telephone wire (4 3/4" w. x 2 1/4" h.)
Small size baskets available in assorted patterns (samples shown).

$29
Product Status: 
Sold