Content: Untreated natural raffia palm (raffia bast)
Fibre length: approximately 90-120cm
Feel: Good quality strands of average length. Fibres can be stripped into thinner pieces if required. As the strands are shorter than superior grade, there tend to be 10-20% more strands per kilo.
Best for: everything. A great all rounder. Our new regular staple grade for 2021. It is not as long as florist grade but the strands are still quite good and will suit most basket weavers and fibre artists.
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Grade/classification: Courant Ordinaire
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. Great for core and wrapping but less suited to projects where fibre thickness and strength is of utmost most importance. If you're basket weaving with coloured stitching - this is best value to use as core filler.
Great for workshops, basket weaving and when you don't need to have the longest fibres but still need a high quality raffia.
Harvested in 2020
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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