To the naked eye and ear Rattan and Wicker are the same thing, however that’s not quiet the case, in actual fact there’s a few differences between these two that set them further apart than you might think.
The difference is that rattan is a material, whereas wicker is the style and method of weaving. Wicker can be woven from rattan as well as many other natural or synthetic materials, which is where the confusion often lies.
So next time you’re shopping for some trendy new rattan, be it a rattan dining set, or a rattan sofa set, be careful with what it is you’re buying. A wicker set might not be weaved from Rattan, so if that’s what you want, best to stick to a place to you know will give you what you’re looking for… like us