Natural raffia 5kg: Short budget
5x 1kg hanks of short budget natural raffia
Fibre length: approx 50-80cm
Feel: short, straw-like, random assortment of fibres
Best for: core - sculptural fibre filling - kids craft - short length applications
Grade / classification: hors norme (low grade)
Origin: Besalampy, Madagascar
Note: This is our budget grade raffia and it is bulky! Comes loosely in loosely bound, untwisted hanks approx 1m long.
Shorter strand raffia, suited to use as core in basket weaving, stuffing and filler for sculptural works. Also ideal for workshops with children where shorter strand raffia is easier to work with.
Harvested in 2017.
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.