Raffia As part of our productline, we have a large selection of Raffia products. Raffia fibers come from palm fronds which truly thrive on Madagascar. One of the first products made by RICE was a basket in this great material. The Raffia products are all handmade and our production supports more than 300 families on the Red Island. Raffia varies in color from nature and this variation is reflected in the coloring. This means two baskets are never quite alike - this is part of the product’s charm. We dye the raffia with Basic Dye, which is free from AZO. If constantly exposed to sunlight, the colors will fade. Also the color can rub off if the product becomes wet.