Raffia is made from the raffia palms that are found in Africa, Madagascar but also in parts of Central and South America. Because of the natural resin, raffia is extremely durable. It makes each piece flexible and pliant so beautiful pieces can be created.
The best way to clean products made from raffia such as rugs, is to hang them outside in fresh air.
If you stain it, clean it as quickly as possible. Water can remove stains that did not have a chance to seep into the fibers. If you use water on raffia, let it dry in the sun before using it again. If it’s still wet there is a chance it will mold.
Raffia is a natural fiber so do not use harsh chemicals on stains.