Handmade by women in West Africa, this beautiful lidded basket is from a local grass called njodax and plastic strips used in the production of bazin mats, which resemble prayer mats. Great gift item, or a thoughtful way to gift homemade cookies. This basket may have slight variations in size as it is handmade. size: a. PLEASE NOTE: our baskets are shipped from our artisans packed down to save on shipping costs. Easily reshape your basket by spraying with water, press into shape by hand, then let dry.