Sunday, December 29, 2019

RAFFIA FIBRE, USES OF RAFFIA, RAFFIA FIBRE EXTRACTION

RAFFIA PALM FIBRE:

The raffia fibre is a natural fibre. It has similar properties like jute, bamboo and hemp fibres. The raffia bfibre is obtained by peeling of raffia palm leaves. It is normally dyed with natural pigments.

The main source of this palm is-island Madagascar. This palm is cultivated in East Africa also for export purpose. The qualities of good raffia are soft, durable and easy to dye any colour.






FIBRE EXTRACTION:

The creamy-brown coloured lengths come from a specific palm tree that originally grew only on the island of Madagascar. Raphia farinifera actually has the largest leaves of any palm tree, so it is a logical source for fibres. The fibrous leaves are cut off and torn apart in parallel lines to yield very long strips of material. The tree is now cultivated specifically for harvest and export in East Africa, as well.



USES OF RAFFIA FIBRE:

Raffia fibres have many uses, such type of uses are given below:

textiles industry:  hats, shoes clothes, rugs.

Building construction: Ropes, sticks and supporting beam, roof covering, decorative mats, garden ties,

• Agricultural uses ie. Tie vegetables, plantain vineyards, flowers and floral arrangements.

• Crafting: doll hair, ribbons, Hawaiian skirts (hula skirts), table skirts.

•  Packagingie. Filler, trying oil, jam, vinegar, wine bottles, soaps, candles and boxes.

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