There has always been some confusion regarding the difference between rattan and wicker furniture. The two terms tend to be used interchangeably when they actually have very distinct characteristics. Rattan furniture is constructed by joining rattan poles. Wicker is a woven effect, much like a basket. Some weaves are plain, emphasizing textures, while others may be very intricate in design. However, all wicker has a "woven" look.
While the term "wicker" only refers to woven, there are a variety of materials used to produce wicker furniture. The most desirable modern day material is referred to as "core" wicker, as it is cut from the core of the rattan pole. It can be tightly woven in a variety of patterns to produce extraordinary strength and beauty. Other canes, reeds, and grasses are sometimes used to produce various effects.
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