Raffia Basket Stripes Small |Madagascan
Raffia basket stripes small.
Raffia and straw basket with leather handles and corners. Inside skirt with drawstring closure. Size medium.
Handmade in Madagascar
Measures 24cm x 24cm x 15cm Handle drop 20cm to top of basket.
Ethical, Eco-friendly, Sustainable.
Raffia is native to Madagascar and a sustainable resource to the country. Collectors go deep in the island to harvest the raffia fibre of the raffia palm tree, which grows in tropical regions of Madagascar. Each palm branch is made of nearly 100 leaflets, which are sustainably removed from the palms yielding long continuous fibres that are then dried before using.
Raffia strands have a natural resin, making them not only soft and smooth but just as resilient and strong.
With a population of over 28 million citizens, Madagascar’s raffia industry employs over 2 million.