Okay - I received my order 2 days ago, and I am SUPER HAPPY with this purchase. Very well made product. Stitching is perfect (not a string hanging). The silicon material is a big plus. Color and design is beautiful and eye-catching. And the same goes for other designs. I purchased 4 designs for myself and 3 for my niece, who is also very happy with her gift. I've also purchased figurines from his company over the years, and I can say, excellent craftsmanship on those too. Keep up the fine quality work. Now - I'm just going to say, there are Africans. American men in the kitchen too. Stay blessed!