Madagascan Natural raffia 1kg: Superior Grade


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Content: Untreated natural raffia palm (raffia bast)

Origin: Madagascar

Fibre length: Long - 1.2m, up to 1.5m+

Great for basket weaving workshops!

Feel: Good quality, generally wide fibre strips. Fibres can be stripped into thinner pieces if required.

Best for: everything. The top quality all rounder. Since discovering different grades of raffia, I have come to appreciate Current Superior as an excellent grade of raffia. It is not as long as florist grade but the strands are better, and more solid for weaving in my opinion.

Grade/classification: Courant Superieur - Current superior (BCS)

Origin: Besalampy, Madagascar

Best value, for those who are looking for the most affordable. Shorter than florist grade but retains good fibre width. Fibres appear as wide and with good length, but overall thinner than florist grade. If you're basket weaving with coloured stitching - this is best value to use as core filler.

Harvested in 2022

About natural raffia:

Natural, undyed Madagascan raffia, sustainably grown and harvested.

Raffia is the shredded leaves of the palmyra palm, native to Madagascar. The mature leaves typically grow several metres long. They are then shredded along the width to get a beautifully long and strong fibre suitable for many types of craft.

Hundreds of metres, depending on how you use it, and will make lots and lots of baskets, bags, etc. Suitable for dyeing (please use dyes responsibly).

Comes tightly bound in a hank.
Source: Besalampy, Madagascar

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