MADAGASCAR

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DRAWSTRING SHOPPER

£26.00

DIAMOND DRAWSTRING BASKET

£34.00

SMALL BATO BASKET

£37.00

BATO MARINE BAG

£46.00

SMALL BOSAKA BASKET

£20.00

BOSAKA SHOPPING BASKET

£26.00

SWIRL MACRAME SHOPPER

£34.00

SMALL MACRAME ROUND BAG

£29.00

LARGE MACRAME ROUND

£34.00

MERY BUTTON BASKET

£37.00

MERY DRAWSTRING BAG

£37.00

RAFFIA TASSEL STRIPE BASKET

£36.00

ROUND RAFFIA BAG

£39.00

ENVELOPE CLUTCH HANDBAG

£31.00

MERY ZIP HANDBAG

£31.00

SMALL VALY HANDBAG

£31.00

VALY RAFFIA HANDBAG

£33.00

SMALL VERO HANDBAG

£31.00

LARGE VERO HANDBAG

£33.00

TIANA LONG HANDLE HANDBAG

£21.00

MINI KELY BASKET

£12.00

MINI ZAZA BASKET

£9.00

PANAMA RAFFIA HAT

£23.00

MIMOSA RAFFIA HAT

£24.00

FLAT WIDE BRIM RAFFIA HAT

£24.00

ROUND WIDE BRIM SUMMER HAT

£25.00

FRAYED RAFFIA HAT

£25.00

COWBOY RAFFIA HAT

£25.00

CROCHET SUN HAT

£33.60

RAFFIA PLACEMATS AND COASTERS

£30.00

RAFFIA BOWL

£15.00

RAFFIA FRUIT BASKET

£16.00

RAFFIA BREAD BASKET

£15.00

SMALL STRIPED GIRAFFES

£15.00

LARGE STRIPED GIRAFFE

£25.00

2M RAFFIA GIRAFFES

£55.00

raffia palm trees in Madagascarraffia being dyed in pots in MadagascarRaffia Handbags, Baskets, Hats and Giraffes from Madagascar

Raffia comes for the raffia palm tree which grows naturally in the country. The branches are cut and then used for building materials, whilst the leaves are peeled and left to dry in the sunshine. They are then cut into thin strips and washed before dyeing.

raffia palm leaves peeled and left to dry in the sunshine in MadagascarThe dyes are mixed manually so it is very difficult to have exactly the same colour for each dye each dyed raffia drying on open ground in sunshine in Madagascartime. The dyed raffia is then laid out on the ground to dry before the weaving can begin.

Weaving is done in the home on looms - 250g of raffia is used to create one rabane (raffia panel), about 180cm x 62cm - and takes about one day to make. The rabane panels are then used to make into bags and baskets.

sewing raffia into rabana panels before being sewn to make African baskets in MadagascarThe leather is cow hide, the by-product from meat production, and is made into handles which are sewn on to the baskets and handbags.

The giraffes are first sculpted with straw and then the raffia is woven around.

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MOROCCO

The classic French style market baskets,
made with palm leaves and reeds.

GHANA

African market baskets, lightweight but hard wearing in beautiful colours and patterns.

SUMMER HATS

Beautiful handmade summer hats for weddings or holidays - to keep you cool.

SHOPPING BASKETS

Lightweight and strong, with cotton lining or drawstring, no need for a plastic bag.

BEACH BASKETS

Be chic on the beach or use as fabulous storage with these large baskets.

CHILDREN'S BASKETS

Little baskets for little ones - or a wonderful present filled with goodies.

HANDBAGS

Handbags and clutches - perfect for the summer and holidays.

GIRAFFES

From Madagascar, made with
straw and raffia - guarantee a
smile.

HOUSEHOLD

A range of items for the home or office.

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Grab a bargain - frequent changes with end of line or seconds on offer.

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