This basket looked almost exactly like the picture--it was just slightly lighter in color,. Could have been the monitor that made the color look diferent. If these do differ that much in shape/color, I'd order more if I could be guaranteed another would not be the same as the one I have. Hey, Big O--ask the artists to give us other colors/designs!! The workmanship is very good--the weave is tight & even, it is symetrical & sits straight. The tiny little lid is held on with a little woven rope--nice touch. Also, I think the price is very reasonable for what one receives. I collect small baskets & I can tell you that generally, small baskets are harder to weave than large ones.