Because the shade of a raffia handmade hat is a summer essential.Raffia hat. Corails Details. This model is handmade, so each piece is unique and color variations may exist from one piece to another. Vanessa Bruno honors raffia and its land of origin: Madagascar. The island is the cradle of a high quality raw material and is an expert in a unique weaving know-how that is perpetuated and developed from generation to generation. Entirely handmade, Vanessa Bruno raffia bags require five to twenty-two days of work for the most complex models. This production allows Malagasy women to have access to a profession and a stable source of income.