is the name for the roughly six hundred species of palms in the
tribe Calameae, native to tropical regions of Africa, Asia and Australasia.
Most rattans are distinct from other palms in having slender stems
2-5 cm diameter with long internodes between the leaves; their consequent
growth habit also differs, not being trees but vine-like, scrambling
through and over other vegetation. They are also superficially similar
to bamboo, but distinct in that the stems are solid, rather than
hollow, and also in their need for some sort of support; while bamboo
can grow on its own, rattan cannot. Some genera (e.g. Metroxylon,
Pigafetta, Raphia) are however more like typical palms, with stouter,
erect trunks. Many rattans are also spiny, the spines acting as
hooks to aid climbing over other plants, and also to deter herbivores.
Rattans have been known to grow up to hundreds of metres long.
(70%) of the world's rattan population exist in Indonesia,
distributed among Borneo (Kalimantan), Celebes (Sulawesi), Sumbawa
islands. Indonesia is most of rattan furniture
producer in the world. The rest of the world's supply comes
from the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Bangladesh.
the forests where rattan grows, its economic value can help protect
forest land, by providing an alternative to loggers who forgo timber
logging and harvest rattan canes instead. Rattan is much easier
to harvest, requiring simpler tools and also much easier to transport.
Furthermore, compared to most tropical wood, rattan is much faster
raw rattan is processed into several products to
be used as materials in rattan furniture making.
The various species of rattan ranges from several millimetres up
to 5-7 cm in diameter. From a strand of rattan, the skin is usually
peeled off, to be used as rattan weaving material. The remaining
"core" of the rattan can be used for various purposes
in furniture making. Rattan is a very good material mainly because
it is lightweight, durable, and flexible to a certain extent.
are extensively used for making furniture. Cut into sections, rattan
can be used as wood to make furniture. Rattan accepts paints and
stains like wood, so it is available in many colours; and it can
be worked into many styles. Moreover, the inner core can be separated
and worked into wicker. This makes it a potential tool in forest
maintenance, since it provides a profitable crop that depends on
rather than replaces trees. Whether it can be as profitable or useful
as the alternatives, however, remains to be seen.
make an unique furniture, rattan furniture can be combine with other
materials such as abaca (a species of plantain banana tree, grown
especially for the inner layers of its bark. This robust plantation
grown material is woven in intricate patterns of great style that
our designers use to maximum effect), waterhyacinth (is made from
the dried stems of this ubiquitous aquatic plant in an ingenious
weave technique to create comfortable sofas and chairs, that are
not only strong but are pieces of great beauty and character), seagrass,
kubu, loom, plastic wicker, wood, alumunium and iron frame.
is any sort of hard woven fiber formed into a useful object. Wicker
is usually used for baskets or furniture. Traditional wicker is
made of material of plant origin such as rattan, abaca, seagrass
etc, but nowadays also plastic fibers are used.
used can be any part of a plant, such as the cores or canes of rattan
stalks, or the whole thickness, as with willow switches. Other popular
materials include reed and bamboo.
a frame is made of stiffer materials, after which more pliant material
is used to fill in the frame. Wicker is light yet sturdy, making
it an ideal inexpensive option for furniture that will be moved
often. It is often used for porch and patio furniture.
Furniture Manufacturers in Indonesia
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