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the Raffia

Raffia is a very strong textile fiber used in Madagascar to make string and rabanne. It is also the raw material from which all products in our “raffia hand-knitted” range are made. It was named after the tree it originates from: a very large palm tree found in Madagascar as well as throughout East Africa. Everything is good in the raffia, you can make salads with its core, oil with its seeds, and part of the traditional roofs of the east coast of Madagascar are made with its stems. Once the large palms are cut (not easily because of [...]