Wolof women in rural Senegal weave these sweet calabash gourd-shaped lidded baskets from cattail stalks and long strips of plastic typically used to create rugs and prayer mats. This stylish African basket offers a beautifully sculptured exterior while hiding away a number of loose objects. It's a great addition to any. 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.