Rattan is widely used to make beautiful and durable furniture. They are found mostly in Australia, Africa and Asia. Today, more people are looking for rattan furniture for home use and even for office use. Others purchase these kinds of furniture for their businesses. They can also be used in schools such as at Nottingham University to make the school more attractive and students will feel more relaxed rather than stressed out. Rattans can also be made into baskets. And rattans can also be painted and stained to make it look more attractive and more pleasing to the eyes.
Unfortunately, rattan is becoming less available because it is being overharvested.Even rattan sprouts are harvested to be made into baskets and furniture. But if this continue, this will affect the entire ecosystem and the making of baskets and rattan furniture can cause pollution because toxic chemicals are used which greatly affects one’s health. And if the production of rattan lessens, it will greatly affect the workers’ source of income and the supply of rattan.
A rattan is not only used to make furniture and baskets. It can also be made into staves that are used in martial arts. It can also be made into walking canes as an assistive device and for percussion mallets’ handles. Also, rattans can be used to make rocking chairs for elderly and beds. It was a rattan product that was used for beating Michael P. Flay in 1994. Nowadays, rattan furniture is made by many manufacturers all over the world. The difference between these productslies on the quality of how it was crafted and other materials added to make furniture more elegant and pricey looking.Even celebrities prefer to purchase rattan made products such as tables and chairs although the price is very expensive.