Kauai - Wicker Storage Trunk
This wicker storage trunk is designed and distributed exclusively by AllWoven.com. The weave is handmade by skilled craftsmen using a natural material called wicker. As a result, each trunk has some subtle color variation that comes from the material. This trunk will certainly enhance your décor with a look that is full of character!
Wicker and Rattan are some of the most widely used materials on casual furniture. Rattan is a vine that grows abundantly in the mountain regions of the Philippines and Southeast Asia. It can grow to lengths of up to 500 feet. It’s the trunk of a climbing palm that is very long and thin, vine like, and generally does not grow thicker than 2 inches in diameter. It is very strong, filled with fibers that run lengthwise. It’s very pliable and easily bent, making it a wonderful material to create furniture.
Wicker is not actually a material as many may think, but an overall classification of furniture woven from one of a variety of materials. A lot of people think that wicker and rattan are the same thing, but wicker can actually be made up of rattan, cane, willow, reed or one of many other pliable materials. Weaving coarse fibers loosely together round a frame makes wicker furniture. This process dates back to early Egypt.
Finally, wicker weave is easy to clean. The most common and safe way to maintain is to gently wipe it with a dry and soft cloth. Occasionally, you may use a lightly damped cloth or vacuum with a soft brush. Keep in mind that prolonged direct sunlight on the weave can result in color fading. To avoid this risk, always keep it out of direct sunlight and in a ventilated area.
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