Raffia fibres

Name

Raffia fibres

Description

These fibres come from raffia plants. First, fibrous inner layer of the palm frond leaves are removed and then rolled together to add strength. Next, they are dried during a minimum of three days. Finally, they are worked to soften the fibre before using it.

Materials

Raffia fibres

Place of Production

Uganda - End of 20th century

Number of pieces

2

Use

Raffia has many uses in Congo as you can guess from this exhibition: clothes, kitchen tools, bags… Raffia can also be used in construction (roof covering). Palm wine is also made using it.

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