The Indigo Arts website has remained active over the last year despite the widespread shutdowns due to the COVID-19 virus.   I have been able to resume regular operations.  I am able to pack and ship most orders within a few days.   Shipping times have increased during this period.  The gallery is open to visitors on an appointment only basis.   Please phone or email ahead.  

Note:  USPS service remains very  slow.   I don't recommend it if you are in a hurry.   Parcels sent by 2 or 3 Day Priority Mail may take 2 to 4 weeks to arrive.  Pleae note also that USPS shipping estimates include little or no insurance, which we must charge separately.
Please stay safe!

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 - pictorial style
SKU: zwb585

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

$185

Woven Telephone Wire-covered Staff
SKU: ZWS-01

Unknown artist - Zulu people, South Africa
Recycled telephone wire on wood staff
(25" h. x 1" w.)

PRICE INCLUDES CUSTOM METAL STAND

$175

Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb553

by Bongiwe Doyisa - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(11 3/4"d x 1 1/2" h)

$165

Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: ZWB-641

by Eunice Mavundla - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(8 3/8"d x 1" h)

$110

Imbenge Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - geometric style
SKU: zwb564

by Nombuso Nkwanyana - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(8 1/2"d x 1" h)

$110

Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket (bowl shape)
SKU: zwb-208

by Masithole - South Africa
Recycled telephone wire (10"d. x 2 3/4" h)

$110 $88

Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket (bowl shape)
SKU: zwb291

Recycled telephone wire (9 1/2"w x 3 1/4" h)

$110 $88

Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket (bowl shape)
SKU: zwb-295

Recycled telephone wire (9 3/4"w x 3" h)

$110 $88

Imbenge Telephone Wire Basket (bowl shape)
SKU: zwb-286

Recycled telephone wire (9 1/2"w x 3 1/4" h)

$95 $76

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: zwb572

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

$48

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 - 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-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-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-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: 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: 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: 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 Telephone Wire Basket (Large deep cone shape)
SKU: zwb520

Recycled telephone wire (11 1/4"w x 7" h)

$195

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 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 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 Zulu "Hardwire"Wire Basket - pictorial style
SKU: zwb151

Recycled telephone wire w/ steel wire core
(12"d x 2 1/4 " h)

$175

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
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-634

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

$58

Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: zwb621

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

$58

Product Status: 
Sold
Imbenge Zulu Telephone Wire Basket (bowl shape)
SKU: zwb573

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

$48

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