Double a strand of raffia and tie it through the ring as shown in Fig. 21, drawing the knot up quite close.
The graft is tied with raffia, after which it is all but covered with a mound of soil.
Sew with strands of raffia, sewing through the holes already made.
Take three thick strands of raffia and twist them into a rope.
Take one long strand of raffia and place it horizontally on a flat surface.
Problem—To teach how reed and raffia may be combined in construction.
“Very much better, thank you,” said I, as they dragged me out clear of the thickest of the raffia.
When the seat is woven whip the edge all around with raffia for a finish.
If the raffia is dampened a little it will work more smoothly.
If the raffia is threaded in a large needle it is easier to weave.
fiber-yielding tree of Madagascar, 1729, rofia, from Malagasy rafia. Modern form is attested from 1882; also raphia (1866).