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what is raffia grass?
raffia grass is a fiber taken from the raffia palm, which is native to the tropical regions of africa. raffia palm is considered one of the palms with longest branches in that region.
harvesting the raffia palm involves cutting the pale green strands, then strip & sun dry them. the dried raffia fibers then turn beige in color to yield the natural colored raffia we all know.
where do we source it?
uganda & madagascar
remove any stains as quickly as possible by blotting the stain with a clean, absorbent cloth until the cloth is saturated. do not rub the stain or you will push the stain into the fibres. continue blotting with a clean cloth until the cloth comes away dry.
sun & fading
due to being all natural fibers, keep dyed products out of direct sunlight for long periods of time to avoid natural fading.
all natural products with little or no coloring do well in direct sunlight.
avoid submerging the product in water.
avoid using chemicals or detergents.
after serving bread or other dried foods, turn the product upside down then shake and tap to release crumbs
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