April 5th, 2019
I know I know, there’s a piece of woven furniture everywhere these days and I’m currently having a serious obsession with it all, actually I think I have always been obsessed with woven goods. I put together this short roundup of woven furniture and accessories featuring materials like sweetgrass, bamboo, rattan, and others, to share some ideas on how you can have some fun with them.
But first, I noticed when shopping for a lot of these items, some of their descriptions were a little unclear. For instance, some products would describe the material of an item as wicker, however, wicker isn’t a material is a method used to weave different types of materials (bamboo, rattan, seagrass, etc.) together. The wicker woven process can be traced back to ancient Egyptians, who used this process to create furniture and other items. And there are a number of materials used in the wicker process like Bamboo which is found in Asian regions and Rattan which is also found in Asian and some African regions. This probably explains why I’ve been able to find so many handmade goodies from places like Bali and Thailand on Etsy.
I think natural materials like these bring an earthiness and beautiful textures to your home and even your outfits. So in this roundup, I’m sharing some things that are currently in my shopping cart, along with a few ideas to bring woven goodies into your home and style (left-right):
What woven items are you loving this spring? I’d love to know, please share in the comments below!