Natural raffia 5kg: Current superior


5x 1kg hanks of our best-selling raffia

Fibre length:1.2-1.3m

Feel: Good quality, generally wide fibre strips. Fibres are good and strong and ideal for all kinds of uses but are not as thick as florist grade raffia.

Best for: learning to basket weave - using as core - decor - and traditional dress where good fluffy fibre is more important than strength or length.

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, and is quite similar to florist grade but shorter. Fibres appear as wide and with good length, but overall will be thinner than florist grade and this is mostly only noticeable once dyed. If you're basket weaving with coloured stitching - this is great value for use as both core/filler and stitching raffia.

Great for workshops, basket weaving and when you don't need florist grade.

Harvested in 2017.

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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Fine print: This item cannot be express posted. Turnaround times are 1-3 days for dispatch. Shipping this outside Australia will attract additional shipping charges, please contact us prior for a quote. No exchanges or refunds on this item.