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This beautiful hand weaved bag from Madagascar is intricately weaved into thin plaits in a soft taupe hue. All the plaits are then formed in a latice pattern and joined in the middle to form a handle. Perfect for the beach or as a everyday bag. Pair it with leather sandals and a pretty linen summer dress.
Made from sustainably sourced raffia and supports local community workers with an income.The locals create magnificent pieces made by hand with unmatched craftsmanship.
Raffia palms grow in the middle of the tropical Madagascan rainforest and actually need to be harvested regularly to allow other fauna and flora to grow. The palm has a short trunk and leaves that may be up to 18m long! Nearly 100 smaller leaves which are cut and torn off in parallel lines compose each of these branches.
Madagascan use the fibers harvested from these trees to traditionally weave baskets and hats. Once treated, the fiber is soft, pliable, strong, durable, easy to dye, non-shrinking when wet, and biodegradable.
By creating work for the locals and maintaining traditional Madagascan crochet and weaving production it provides workers with a sustainable income.
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