Basketry Materials: Rattan
Plant identification, cultivating, harvesting and processing
rattan as a sustainable natural material used for basketmaking.
Wondering what is basketry rattan, where do basketmaking rattans come from and
how is basket reed processed? The
International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) explains many aspects of
bamboo and rattan including comprehensive details of propagation, cultivation of
interplanting rattans in tree plantations and harvesting in
locations such as Malaysia. They also cover
rattan is processed and other basic
facts about rattan.
Use their site search feature for even more details.
Natural Basketry Materials : Rattan / Reed
The folks at Country Seat will help you find out about how basket reed is produced from the core of a thorny palm (mostly genera Calamus, Daemonorops or Plectomia) which grows like
a vine into the forest canopy of the jungles of South East Asia and Indonesia.
Presentation of the FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations provides information about the many rattan genera, species names, their
processing, uses and geographic distribution.
What is Rattan? How is Rattan Processed?
Rattan is a spiny, climbing palm prevalent in tropical and sub-tropical forests
and can attain lengths of over 185 meters. Learn more about this non-timber
forest product (NTFP) in this presentation by Equator Initiative.
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