Rattan Furniture is made from a vine that grows in the
mountain regions of the Philippines and Southeast Asian. The
vines grow very long and are cut into 15 to 20 foot lengths,
and then bundled and transported to the furniture manufacturer.
Once at the manufacturer, this material can be steamed and
then bent and shaped to produce a variety of furniture. The
outer shell of the rattan, or peel, can be fashioned into
strips which are used to wrap joints. It also can be used as a
decorative accent and is often referred to as cane. Cane is
often used to produce seat decking and back support on
Natural wicker indoor
to furniture made from a variety
of natural materials, which include rattan peel, willow, straw, rush,
grasses, banana leaf, and other natural materials. These
materials are woven over and between a rattan frame. Wicker
furniture made with straw or rattan peel is often finished
with a high gloss white paint and is commonly referred to as
white wicker furniture. These two types of wicker can
also be stained or painted in an unlimited variety of colors.
The production of natural wicker furniture dates back to early Egypt
where the Egyptians produced baskets and chairs. Wicker
furniture became more popular during the Victorian era in England, which
lasted form 1837 till 1901.
Victorians believed wicker was cleaner than upholstered
furniture because it collects less dust
and used it for
both indoor and outdoor areas. Victorian wicker is a
style of furniture distinguished by it's fancy scroll
work and intricate design. Since the Victorian era, wicker has
flourished and remains a popular addition to many home decors
around the world. Click
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