Beautiful raffia in its natural colors can be used in your craft projects, or as ties and bows for tags and bags. Crafters value raffia for being soft, durable, and easy to dye. It can replace cord, grass, leaves, fabric, ribbon, stuffing, packing, string, and even paper. A wide variety of hats, mats, baskets, bags, rope and twine can be made from this natural material.
CHOOSE FROM: The wide type can use for weaving, the thin type can use for decoration.
Raffia is also called wishing rope or love grass. It is recognized by the international market for its strong toughness and extraordinary qualities. It looks good, resists of water and is extremely firm. Because of this it was given the name love grass, because it means that people must treat love consistently and steadfastly. Lovers give a wishing rope to each other to pledge their love. Worn on the wrist, it means that the lovers will never change their hearts.
Raffia palms (Raphia) are a genus of about twenty species of palms native to tropical regions of Africa, and especially Madagascar, with one species (R. taedigera) also occurring in Central and South America. R. taedigera is the source of raffia fibers, which are the veins of the leaves.
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