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Raffia (Raphia ruffis)
Raffia (Raphia ruffis) is a palm fiber leaf or leaf rib fiber from tropical palm varieties (Palmae). Raffia palms are up to 20 m high, the palm crowns carrying pinnate leaves up to 15 m long and up to 3 m wide. Raffia fibers have very good strength and stretch. They are 1.5 - 1.8 m long and 0.04 m wide.