We are suppliers of the finest quality Chaircane, Seagrass and Dutch Rush for your seating requirements. We also sell Centre Cane, Machine Woven Cane and tools for Cane seating and Basket Making.
We are a small, friendly company located in Cornwall on the edge of Bodmin Moor.
WE ARE CLOSED FROM 22/07/17- 31/07/17
Where our cane comes from:
Cane is the term for the material that comes from the outer skin of the rattan stalk. Rattan is a climbing vine-like plant in the palm family. Native to Asia and Africa, it is most commonly found in Indonesia. Rattan grows in strong, solid stalks roughly 2-5 cm in diameter that can extend hundreds of feet as it climbs toward the sunlight in dense tropical forests. It is harvested without harming trees, and there are currently efforts underway to ensure the sustainability of rattan harvesting. Once the rattan is harvested, its thorns and joints are removed and its bark is separated from its core. The bark is processed into thin strands, which are woven to make caned furniture and other objects . Since cane is the skin of the rattan plant, it is durable, somewhat flexible, glossy and non-porous.