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The History Of Rattan Furniture

In this issue, we will introduce the history of rattan furniture to you, understand the changes in rattan furniture in ancient and modern times, and feel the charm of ancient furniture in the world!

Rattan furniture is one of the oldest furniture varieties in the world, first brought to Europe by European merchant ships in the 17th century. Wicker was first discovered in ancient Egypt by the pharaohs, wicker is an ancient craft, people found in Egypt with rush baskets, dating back to 2000 BC, and often seen in ancient Roman frescoes Portrait of a high-ranking official sitting on a wicker chair. In ancient India and the Philippines, people used rattan to make all kinds of furniture or cut rattan sticks into very thin and flat rattan, edited into various patterns, used as chair backs, cabinet doors, or rattan utensils, and adopted wicker as its technique, spreading the style throughout the empire.

In the following centuries, the rise of trade with Asia brought rattan to the West, introducing a stronger material from which wicker could be made. This style of rattan furniture soon spread throughout the British Empire, from India to the West Indies to the British mainland, where it was associated with the exoticism of a safe civilization that fascinated the Victorians.

(Photo by Paulette Frankl)

Nowadays, rattan furniture is getting better and better, and rattan furniture is more wear-resistant and dirt-resistant than leather and fabric furniture. For small dirt, you only need to wipe off the dust with a dry cloth. The return of rattan to its original nature makes it the advantages of simple and elegant color, beautiful shape, light structure, elegant appearance, tough texture, simple and natural, etc. 

Final Thoughts

Ferly’s team continues to create rattan furniture designed to inject new style into your home, yet be built to last. You can click on the link below to view the Frely rattan furniture, there is always one suitable for your warm home!

In the next issue, we will introduce you to the knowledge of how to make rattan furniture, and we look forward to meeting you again!

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