Small Raffia Basket Madagascar

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Small Raffia Basket Madagascar

– Carefully crafted bowl shape woven using natural

materials including native Raffia leaf,

penjy plant fibres and native Bozaka straw.

Great as a bowl on the bench or hanging on the wall in a group.

Approximate Dimensions of our small basket is 20cm diameter

Only 1 left in stock

Description

Small Raffia Basket Madagascar

Raffia is made from the fronds of the Raffia Palm Tree and Bozaka Aravola Straw

is made from Bozaka – a very strong native grass growing on the central highland plains of Madagascar.

 Madagascar is the world’s second-largest island country.

Madagascar (MalagasyMadagasikara), officially the Republic of Madagascar (Malagasy: Repoblikan’i Madagasikara Malagasy pronunciation: [republiˈkʲan madaɡasˈkʲarə̥]FrenchRépublique de Madagascar), and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, approximately 400 kilometres (250 miles) off the coast of East Africa. At 592,800 square kilometres (228,900 sq mi) Madagascar is the world’s second-largest island country.

 The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world) and numerous smaller peripheral islands. Following the prehistoric breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana, Madagascar split from the Indian subcontinent around 88 million years ago, allowing native plants and animals to evolve in relative isolation.

Consequently, Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot; over 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth.

The island’s diverse ecosystems and unique wildlife are threatened by the encroachment of the rapidly growing human population and other environmental threats.

The archaeological evidence of the earliest human foraging on Madagascar may date up to 10,000 years ago.

Human settlement of Madagascar occurred between 350 BC and 550 AD by Indianized Austronesian peoples, arriving on outrigger canoes from present-day Indonesia, where the contemporary social and religious situation were that of Hinduism and Buddhism, along with native Indonesian culture.

These were joined around the 9th century AD by Bantu migrants crossing the Mozambique Channel from East Africa.

Other groups continued to settle on Madagascar over time, each one making lasting contributions to Malagasy cultural life.

The Malagasy ethnic group is often divided into 18 or more subgroups,

of which the largest are the Merina of the central highlands.

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