A unique journey celebrating high-end raffia manufacturing from Madagascar, as well as the excellence of French detail around leather work.

  • Refined finishes

    The seams and finishes are precisely executed to ensure maximum durability and an impeccable aesthetic appearance. The details are carefully crafted to ensure a unique appearance.

  • Sleek design

    Raffia bags feature elegant and timeless designs that reflect the expertise of Maison Gasya. They may feature intricate woven designs, precious metal embellishments, or other high-quality embellishments.

  • Quality lining

    The interior of the bag is lined with a premium fabric offering not only a beautiful finish but also additional protection for the items stored inside.


Raffia is a natural fiber of plant origin, extracted from the leaves of palm trees of the Raffia family. It is distinguished by its delicate texture and robustness. The shades of raffia vary from light brown to dark brown, offering a natural and warm palette. Its exceptional quality makes it a preferred choice for luxury products, providing a touch of elegance and durability. There are different types of raffia, some of which are finely woven for a refined finish, while others feature a more rustic texture, adding a touch of authenticity to your luxury bag.

In Madagascar, there are several types of raffia, each with distinct characteristics. Here are some of the main types of raffia found in this region:

Raffia Farinifera

Also known as raffia vinifera, it is the most commonly used raffia species in Madagascar. Its fibers are large and sturdy, making it a popular choice for making craft products such as baskets, mats and bags.

Raffia Textilis

This variety of raffia is distinguished by its finer and more delicate fibers. It is often used to make hats, finer mats and other items requiring a softer texture.

Raffia Monticola

It is mainly found in the mountainous regions of Madagascar. Its fibers are stiffer and less flexible than those of other raffia species. It is sometimes used in the manufacture of ropes and building materials.

Raffia Hookeri

This variety is less common, but it is appreciated for its long and flexible fibers. It is sometimes used in the manufacture of textile products.

Raffia Sambiranensis

It is found in the Sambirano region in northwestern Madagascar. Its fibers are often used to make ropes and threads. Each type of raffia has its own characteristics, allowing crafters to choose the one that best suits their project. This also offers a diversity of options for creating artisanal and luxury products.

Raffia, weaving & crocheting

Raffia weaving

Raffia weaving is a meticulous craft that involves intertwining raffia fibers to create a strong and aesthetically appealing structure.

For a luxury bag, the raffia weave offers a unique texture and an intricate pattern that adds an artistic dimension to the whole. Artisans use special techniques to create varied designs, from geometric to floral designs, giving the bag a personalized and sophisticated touch.

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Raffia, weaving & crocheting

Crocheting in Raffia

Raffia crocheting involves using a crochet hook to manipulate the raffia fibers and interweave them to form the structure of the bag. This technique allows for great flexibility in design, allowing complex patterns, delicate details and precise finishes to be created. The raffia crochet also provides a pleasant texture to the touch, giving the bag a soft and luxurious feel. When used together, raffia weaving and crocheting can create a luxury bag that combines traditional craftsmanship with a modern, refined aesthetic. The combination of these techniques makes it possible to produce unique and exclusive bags, highlighting the natural beauty of raffia while embodying the know-how of the artisan.

Each bag in our collection is the result of artisanal know-how passed down from generation to generation in Madagascar. Harvested by hand and crafted with passion and dedication, this bag embodies the essence of natural luxury.

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The leather

Different types of pieces of leather are assembled into the bag. The most commonly used leathers for our manufacture of high-end bags:


This is the most popular and versatile leather for luxury bags. Calfskin is soft, smooth and durable, making it an ideal choice for everyday bags.

Lamb leather

Lighter and more supple than calfskin, lambskin is known for its softness and velvety feel. It is often used for evening bags and more delicate models.

Crocodile Leather

Known for its durability and luxurious appearance, crocodile leather is a popular choice for luxury bags. It features distinctive "knot" patterns and is often used in high-end designs.

Python leather

Known for its distinctive serpentine patterns, python leather brings a touch of exoticism and elegance to a bag. It is often used for bold and original creations.