About this Product
How Big:- Pack weight 100gms approximately, individual strand length 1.5 metres approximately.
Raffia fibre is widely used throughout the world. It is used in twine, rope, baskets, placemats, hats, shoes, and textile.
The fibre is a drivative of the Raffia Palm and is produced from the membrane on the underside of each individual frond leaf. The membrane is taken off to create a long thin fibre which has properties that make it very useful to the bonsai enthusiast. When creating sharp bends in branches the underlying living tissues that combine to form the cambium layer can become separated causing a disruption to the flow of nutrient through the tree. If the subject branch is bound with wet raffia prior to wiring, the raffia will shrink as it dries and will hold the cambium tissues together whilst the tree repairs any damage that may have been caused inadvertantly during the styling process. The rafia can be removed when the wire is eventually removed, but will also decay and break down naturally over a long period of time.