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Confection de floches de raphia saucissonnées

English translation: preparing long skeins of raffia

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French term or phrase:Confection de floches de raphia saucissonnées
English translation:preparing long skeins of raffia
Entered by: Rebecca Elliott
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10:16 Sep 18, 2007
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Food & Drink / Madagascar
French term or phrase: Confection de floches de raphia saucissonnées
This is the title of a photograph (which I don't have) in a document about local produce from Madagascar. That's really all the context I have. Any help is much appreciated :-)
Rebecca Elliott
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:20
preparing long skeins of raffia
Explanation:
It is only a guess, but I would have thought this was about tying raffia into those long, twisted skeins in which it is traditionally supplied.

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Note added at 38 mins (2007-09-18 10:54:16 GMT)
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This page has an image which shows you what a 'floche' is:

http://www.graines-baumaux.fr/detailproduit.asp?numsouscateg...
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Tony M
France
Local time: 02:20
Grading comment
Thank you - "skeins" is fantastic!
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confection de floches de raphia saucissonnées
preparing long skeins of raffia


Explanation:
It is only a guess, but I would have thought this was about tying raffia into those long, twisted skeins in which it is traditionally supplied.

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Note added at 38 mins (2007-09-18 10:54:16 GMT)
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This page has an image which shows you what a 'floche' is:

http://www.graines-baumaux.fr/detailproduit.asp?numsouscateg...

Tony M
France
Local time: 02:20
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PRO pts in category: 159
Grading comment
Thank you - "skeins" is fantastic!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Alain Pommet
1 hr
  -> Merci, Alain !

agree  xxxBourth: Very likely, meaning it looks like a sausage hung up to dry, not because it's been sliced up. Which reminds me: time for lunch!
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Alex! Yes, exactly...

agree  Cervin: Well, they can make animals with rafia so why not sausage shaped hanks. See http://www.jstern.com/mad8.htm Come to think of it that's how I've sometimes seen raffia hanging in various school cupbds!
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Cervin!

agree  Rachel Fell: or hanks of raffia - though I like the word "skeins" too:-)
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Rahcel! Yes, I think 'hanks' is the word I was scrabbling for...

agree  juliebarba: hanks http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=raffia hanks&btnG=...
10 hrs
  -> Thanks, Julie!
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