Raphia uses. A) Raphia hookeri, the large and massive swamp palm used for palm wine and grub extraction. Here preparation of the palm for wine tapping in Cameroon. B) Local women using Raphia mambillinensis fibers to manufacture hats and baskets in the North West region of Cameroon. C) Fashion hat made out of Raphia fibers; D) Shoes manufactured with Raphia fibers; E) Local music instrument made of Raphia petioles. F) Rhyncophorus grubs sold at the local market. Photos: A, B, E: T Couvreur; C, D: JM Sita (CARD NGO); E: J Muafor (LIFT Asso-ciation).