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The Banana Raffia Placemat - Natural

Add a touch of the tropics to your table setting with these raffia and banana placemats. The combination of brown to beige natural tones will bring instant coziness to your dinner parties. These handmade beauties belong in any boho or coastal interior, for use inside or (covered) outside.


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Banana Leaf, Raffia
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. 

Banana leaf material is made of dried, sustainable fibers of the banana leaf plant. Beautifully braided and woven to create natural and eco-friendly materials. 
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.

Banana leaf
Clean your banana leaf pieces with a sponge or brush, a bucket warm water and detergent. After that you rinse the item with cool water and get rid of all the soap. Do not leave wet banana leaf in the sun or allow it to air dry. You need to dry off the item completely with a clean rag.
Protect your banana leaf item from mold by avoiding placing it in a wet environment. If you are planning on using it outside, it is best suited in a warm, dry climate.