This product is masterfully hand-crafted by skilled artisans in Kim Son region – the base of sedge and seagrass craftsmanship of Vietnam for the past 200 years - nestled 110 kilometers outside of Hanoi capital city. The Kim Son region now harbors 20 villages with more than 800 artisans involved in the realm of wicker craft.
I had been making bread for years, started again, seems right before making break became the "in thing" during the pandemic. I had been doing some research on various techniques for making higher hydrated breads and came across a blog talking about Made Terra's baskets. So I ordered this one (and a couple of the triangle ones). I really like them, they do a wonderful job at the second proof. I did find out to not split my recipe into two loaves for the triangle shaped ones to get a nice full loaf, I'm still experimenting with different amounts of dough in the baskets, and following the directions, have not had any issues with dough sticking, even with a high hydrated dough. I will definitely keep using these and order others as needed. They would make a great gift if you know someone who enjoys making different artisan breads.