Most baskets are woven from the bottom up whereas with wire weaving it is done from the top down. These inventive weavers start with a thick wire at the top rim of the basket and then work their way down, pulling each wire taut against a form to create the basket’s shape.
About the wire
Recycled wire was used extensively but not anymore because of its scarcity and also due to the wire being re-used, the basket is of a lesser quality. Weavers are now using an annealed steel core wire that looks just like telephone wire as it is more economical for them.The wire used today is custom manufactured in special colours using some recycled and all lead-free materials. These unique baskets are especially functional and can be washed in warm, soapy water.