The double raffia are so named as they consist of 2 sheets of handwoven dyed raffia sewn together.
You will find some differences in the colours of your sets as the raffia is dyed in small batches and they can never really get an exact shade on the next batch. Again the uniqueness of the MALAGASY HAND CRAFTS.
The Multi coloured mats are strands of dyed raffia wound around strands of dried reeds and grass.
They are both pretty durable but will fade if left on table outside in the sun for extended periods.
They can both be wiped clean with a sponge and a little foam from dishwashing liquid.