MADAGASCAR

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DRAWSTRING SHOPPER

£26.00

SMALL DRAWSTRING SHOPPER

£25.00

SMALL BATO BASKET

£37.00

MERY BUTTON 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

RAINBOW RAFFIA BASKET BAG

£33.00

SMALL RAFFIA LONG HANDLE BAG

£30.00

MEDIUM RAFFIA LONG HANDLE BAG

£32.00

HANTA SWIRL BASKETS - SET OF 3

£80.00

HANTA TWO TONE BASKETS - SET OF 3

£80.00

DIAMOND DRAWSTRING BASKET

£34.00

RAFFIA TASSEL STRIPE BASKET

£36.00

MERY DRAWSTRING BAG

£37.00

MERY ZIP HANDBAG

£31.00

ENVELOPE CLUTCH 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

ROUND RAFFIA BAG

£39.00

MINI KELY BASKET

£12.00

MINI ZAZA BASKET

£9.00

FRAYED RAFFIA HAT

£25.00

COWBOY RAFFIA HAT

£25.00

PANAMA RAFFIA HAT

£23.00

CROCHET SUN HAT

£38.00

MIMOSA RAFFIA HAT

£24.00

FLAT WIDE BRIM RAFFIA HAT

£24.00

RAFFIA BREAD BASKET

£15.00

RAFFIA FRUIT BASKET

£16.00

ROUND WIDE BRIM SUMMER HAT

£25.00

SET OF 6 RAFFIA PLACEMATS 22CM

£20.00

SET OF 6 RAFFIA PLACEMATS 30CM

£25.00

SET OF 6 RAFFIA COASTERS 10CM

£12.00

RAFFIA PLACEMATS AND COASTERS

£30.00

RAFFIA BOWL

£15.00

SMALL STRIPED GIRAFFES

£17.00

LARGE STRIPED GIRAFFE

£25.00

2M RAFFIA GIRAFFES

£70.00

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

Eco friendly, lightweight and strong baskets, no need for a plastic bag.

BEACH BASKETS

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

VEGAN FRIENDLY

Vegan and eco friendly products, handmade with natural sustainable plant products.

HANDBAGS

Handbags and clutches - perfect for the summer and holidays.

CHILDREN

Little baskets for little ones and gorgeous raffia giraffes.

HOUSEHOLD

Eco friendly 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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Our most popular styles - as gifts and to treat yourself

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