My most recent 'unbiased' bag. this one has got denim sides, strap and base to make it bigger and wider. I have used some plastic canvas in the bottom for stability, it still needs lining however. The silk came direct from Nepal. Our friends and neighbours have been travelling and picked up 3 huge balls for me when they were in Nepal. Thanks Tris and Hat - you're fantastic! Can't wait until you are back in the UK but glad you are enjoying NZ!