Wicker VS Rattan Debunked!

faux wicker explainedWhat is the difference between wicker and rattan furniture? Many think of wicker as pretty woven furniture that eventually peels and feels like a dead pine tree. “Wicker” is often thought of as a material, but it’s actually a style of weaving. Professional weavers and manufacturers may use a number of natural or artificial materials to weave in a wicker pattern. One of the most popular materials for wicker weaves is rattan, which is long and stringy jointed stems from old-world palm trees. It’s easy to see how this material would be perfect for weaving into a wicker pattern. Rattan could also be used for other styles of weaving as well.

So if you’re trying to decide between wicker and rattan, now you know they may be made with the same material and possibly the same type of weave! Read more on wicker vs faux wicker here.