Images from Wired: Contemporary Zulu Telephone Wire Baskets by David Arment and Marisa Fick-Jordaan. "The manufacture and decorative use of wire in Southern Africa dates back to the first millennium. With advancements in telecommunications, multi-colored copper telephone wire, became widely available. Starting in the late 1960s, Zulu night watchmen started weaving scraps of this wire into baskets. This is the first publication to document the development of this transitional art. Wired traces telephone-wire weaving from its roots to its most current forms, discussing its significance to South African culture and history."