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.
Place of Production
Uganda - End of 20th century
Number of pieces
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.