Boy was I happy when I opened the box of baskets! These lovely handmade baskets were all different patterns and colorful too, which is exactly what I wanted. I had seen these baskets at a fiber fair selling for $35 each and was happy to see that I could purchase 3 baskets for less, which allows me to give away a basket as a gift. They will come in useful for my yarn and knitting to carry to a retreat or weekly group event. They shaped easily also. I just sprinkled them with water, baskets only avoiding the handles and worked the body a bit, they dried firm and nicely shapen, thanks Overstock for providing a great product reasonably priced. At first I found them on yoru site but they were out of stock, I signed up for the reminder email when restocked and within a week or so was notified they were available and ordered them, thanks so much, I am very happy with my purchase, my friends also commented on how nice they are and I shared with them they came from Overstock!
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes the color variations were similar to the advertising picture
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. consistent and very nicely made and proportionate
- How accurate was the sizing? ample sizing as described, two very large size baskets and one slightly smaller
These would be much more impressive if they could be boxed and shipped in a way that didn't render them completely squished together and misshapen on arrival. It is months later now, and they still are out of shape and look like they were run over by a bus.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? All are vibrant and pretty; they come in a variety of shades.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good craftsmanship, sturdy
- How accurate was the sizing? Right on
I LIKED THE BASKETS AND COLORS BUT, THEY ARE STILL A LITTLE MISSHAPEN, CAN'T SEEM TO FORM THEM THE WAY I WANT TO EVEN AFTER WETTING THEM AS DIRECTED TO. STILL PRICE IS FAIR.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? NO, THEY WERE DIFFERENT BUT VERY COLORFUL SELECTION.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. NICE QUALITY, EVEN A LEATHER HANDLE ON ONE BASKET.
- How accurate was the sizing? OK
These smelled like gasoline and the colors I received looked cheap by comparison to photos - too bright. You will get whatever they send, not what you see in the picture (in terms of pattern and color). The baskets I received were very misshapen. I sent them back immediately.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? No
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. poor
- How accurate was the sizing? Fine
These ghanian baskets are beautifully constructed with beautiful colors and a durable leather wrapped handle. They arrived on time and in great shape. NOTE: during shipping the baskets can arrive slightly smushed down. This is not a problem. Simply wet them and let them dry and they spring back to their original shape. I plan to buy more of these baskets as gifts for friends.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? The colors are great. Expect a variety. I did not receive a green one like in the display pic. These baskets were primarily red, navy, golden brown, light brown. Enough of a color mix to essentially be neutral for most decor.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
- How accurate was the sizing? good
Like many, I have been coveting these baskets at my local healthfood market for years. They charge almost the same price for one basket that Overstock charges for 3! I finally came looking for them here as I really wanted to give one to a friend as a wedding gift and one to my mother for her birthday. I was so pleased to find them here for a steal! They did come smooshed into a box, but the beauty of these baskets is their ability to be molded into whatever shape you need them to be. I am tickled pink to have three beautiful (and all large) baskets- two to give away and one to keep!
These are great baskets at a great price even though they have gone up in cost over the years. For those who are frustrated by their misshapen appearance, here is a simple YouTube video that demonstrates how to reshape them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2c_1J2y4WA
I have owned identical baskets for over 15 years using them to go back and forth to our boats kept on moorings in Newport. You can put groceries, bottles of wine, engine parts whatever in them. They are well constructed and meant to be used. I like just looking at them onboard they are not obnoxious and going home they hold any leftovers, laundry, etc. just as easily. They are perfect for squishing into any area. They do not topple over, just roll a bit.
These are very nice straw bags. Don't be concerned when they arrive all folded, bent and kattywampus. There are instructions to wet and reshape them. It really does work and not hard to do. I hung them in the garage damp, with a weight in the bottom so that the shape would take. I am using them for magazines, yarn, and crafts. The baskets are lovely, but probably expensive in the long run.
Kinda disappointed in these baskets. Although the material is great, I just can't get them to hold their shape, despite several dunkings in water and stuffing with rags until they dry. Thought they would be good in our office where we have groups travel to foreign countries for missions; however, I just don't know what to do with these as they always looks like they are falling over.
These baskets are very well made and colorful. All three are certainly worth the value and more. I would recommend them to anyone looking for colorful, sturdy, multi purpose baskets. These baskets would add a wonderful splash of color to any room.
These are just lovely! The colors are so vibrant, and varied. They are exactly what I thought they would be. I highly recommend these baskets they are well made and beautiful! Be aware that you may probably have to reshape your baskets. I'm going to give mine a good spraying with water and reshape them as they are misshaped from the shipping process. Just a FYI so you don't freak out when you pull them out of the box :-)!
I had bought similar baskets in a local non profit store that were nicer, better color, higher quality reeds. But these baskets on OS were fine and a good buy for the money. I purchased them as gifts for my sister and daughters, and they were really happy with them!
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? somewhat more faded
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. okay
- How accurate was the sizing? good
These baskets are one of the best things I bought on Overstock. The quality is exceptional. The colors (3 different) are all great, the leather on handles nice touch. The size is nice. It is true you have to shape them a bit right out of the box but it is easy. Cannot say enough how great these are - have seen similar at other stores for three times the price. Honestly love these.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great
- How accurate was the sizing? accurate
I love these baskets and use them for grocery shopping, gardening, toting around just about everything....and a smaller one that came I use for my knitting. :) The only reason I have given these a 4 star review is because I have baskets purchased from the same area of Africa that are crafted better.....(the leather handles are thicker and the baskets are better shaped) These baskets come all squished together. That is normal. You have to wet them down and shape them yourself....and then leave them alone until they dry. I can put a LOT of weight in these baskets and I always take them shopping with me. Not only do they conserve on shopping bags, they are really fun and people always want to know where I bought them. :)
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? You won't know the colors you will receive
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good sturdy baskets - ALMOST as nice as the baskets I have gotten from Ghana from a friend.
- How accurate was the sizing? They usually nest within each other....one time I got two baskets that were almost the same size.